Tag Archives: Williston

Bakken production stays the course amid falling oil prices

By Lisa Fattori.  Photos courtesy of of Williston Parks & Recreation. Uncertainty and speculation surrounding the freefall in oil prices have some analysts forecasting a low of $20 per barrel, before prices resume an upward climb. By January 2015, U.S. oil prices had halved in just seven months to below $50 per…

MDU Resources Group plays integral role in Bakken growth

MDU Resources Group Inc. got its start as a utility company in 1924 in the shadows of the Bakken region. Within a couple of years, it was providing electric and natural gas service to communities that today are in the heart of the oil and natural gas production boom in…

Miller Architects & Builders construct hotels in Bakken area to accommodate oil industry workers

By Gloria Taylor Oil production in the Bakken formation is booming and even greater production is being forecast for the years ahead. In April of this year, the U.S. Geological Survey stated that expected ultimate recovery could reach an unprecedented 7.4 billion barrels of oil. by

Medical facilities strive to meet demand

By Rebecca Colnar Exponential growth in the Bakken has not only brought about additional restaurants and housing for the increasing population, but medical facilities have also needed to increase their services. Whether it’s the Mercy Medical Center in Williston, McKenzie County Memorial Hospital and Clinic in Watford City or Sidney…

Shale, yes! Demand for Bakken work wear continues to increase

By Rebecca Colnar What is the well-dressed person wearing in the Bakken? Chances are a sturdy coat, jeans, safety boots and a hard hat are what’s de rigeur in the oilfield. Still, there are trends and much of the purchases are weather-dependent. Enough workers need clothes resulting in retail stores,…

A new energy flowing to eastern Montana as Bakken field development expands

Story and photos by Rebecca Colnar The Bakken oilfield’s effect on towns in eastern Montana has been significant economically, whether in new condos and hotels being built, new businesses popping up in towns or increased traffic. RV parks are bursting at the seams, gas stations are full and service employees…