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Exclusive: With Baker Hughes, Halliburton cements leading North Dakota role

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY) Traders work by the post that trades Baker Hughes on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange November 17, 2014. Halliburton Co said on Monday it will buy Baker Hughes Inc for about $35 billion in cash and stock, creating an oilfield services behemoth to take on market leader Schlumberger NV as customers curb spending on falling oil prices.

Exclusive: With Baker Hughes, Halliburton Cements Leading North Dakota Role

businessinsider.com — By Ernest Scheyder WILLISTON N.D. (Reuters) - Halliburton Co's $35 billion takeover of Baker Hughes Inc will create an oilfield services powerhouse in North Dakota with more than half the cementing market and a leading position in fracking, according to data seen by Reuters.

UPDATE 1-North Dakota proposes rules to make its oil less volatile

reuters.com — By Ernest Scheyder BISMARCK, N.D. Nov 13 (Reuters) - North Dakota's energy regulators proposed standards on Thursday to remove volatile elements from all crude oil produced in the state, part of a response to concerns about the safety of crude-by-rail transport. Gov.

Letter from North Dakota: The Oil Party Rocks On

dailymail.co.uk — WILLISTON, N.D., Nov 13 (Reuters) - Falling oil prices have spooked Wall Street and even parts of Texas. But in North Dakota's booming oil patch, the crude-fueled party carries on. Since June, the price of crude oil has fallen 30 percent to about $75 a barrel, raising fears that oil production would slow across the United States.

North Dakota Shale Boom Continues

businessinsider.com — WILLISTON N.D. (Reuters) - Falling oil prices have spooked Wall Street and even parts of Texas. But in North Dakota's booming oil patch, the crude-fueled party carries on. Since June, the price of crude oil has fallen 30 percent to about $75 a barrel, raising fears that oil production would slow across the United States.

Letter from North Dakota: The Oil Party Rocks On

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Andrew Cullen 1 of 5. A pickup truck bears the words 'I (heart) OIL' written in dirt in Williston, North Dakota November 12, 2014. Since June, the price of crude oil has fallen 30 percent to about $75 a barrel, raising fears that oil production would slow across the United States.

UPDATE 1-Hess boosts production forecast, sees oil price rebound

reuters.com — By Ernest Scheyder Nov 10 (Reuters) - Oil and gas producer Hess Corp boosted its five-year production forecast on Monday, citing strength in output from North Dakota's Bakken shale formation and the Utica shale in Ohio.

UPDATE 1-Going out on a limb, North Dakota oil titan scraps hedges

reuters.com — By Ernest Scheyder WILLISTON, N.D. Nov 6 (Reuters) - Harold Hamm, chief executive of Continental Resources Inc, stunned a bearish crude market by scrapping all of the North Dakota energy producer's oil hedges, betting that prices will recover soon after sinking 25 percent in recent months.

Continental's Hamm Scraps Oil Hedges

businessinsider.com — WILLISTON N.D. (Reuters) - Harold Hamm, the chief executive of North Dakota oil producer Continental Resources Inc , has stunned a bearish crude market by scrapping all of the company's hedges - a bold bet that prices will recover soon after sliding some 25 percent.

UPDATE 1-Continental Resources profit soars as it exits oil hedging

reuters.com — By Ernest Scheyder Nov 5 (Reuters) - Continental Resources Inc, the largest oil producer in North Dakota's Bakken shale formation, posted a quarterly profit on Wednesday that met Wall Street's expectations, helped by higher oil production and a surprising decision to stop hedging the price of oil.
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Nov 21, 2014

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