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North Dakota eyeing future petroleum price moves as indicator of economic growth

By Leonard Melman For the North Dakota oil industry, major changes seem to be occurring on a regular basis and now, those changes appear likely to impact politics in general, and the upcoming gubernatorial race of fall 2016 in particular. Many of these changes relate to the price of crude…

‘Kicking the can’ on fracking in Colorado

Policy storm poses wider implications for the industry at large By Michael Sandoval New state-based fracking regulations will not be on the Colorado ballot in November, but that does not mean the raging debate over the traditional extraction method will die down anytime soon—for this state, or our neighbors to…

Busting media myths on fracking

By Michael Sandoval Sensationalism. There is, perhaps, no more apt a way to describe the media’s treatment of the fracking industry. From headlines of articles to the manner in which the media portrays the evidence contained in them, the myths of a destructive extraction process are presented to an audience…

Shale’s philanthropy demonstrates long-term commitment to communities

Sam Tallis, Shale president (left) and Sid Greehey, CEO (center) present donated iPads to Dave Selvig, superintendent of Scobey Schools (right). In 2011 and 2012 Shale Exploration, L.L.C. (Shale), a division of GreeheyCo, was founded by Sam Tallis and Sid Greehey through leasing and acquisitions of more than 800,000 acres…