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The Baker Hughes, Inc. U.S. rig count continues to steadily climb, gaining another 3 rigs this week. A total of 602 rigs are exploring for oil, up 5 from last week, while gas rigs declined by 2.
By state, Texas still leads the pack with 386 rigs, up 8 from last week. Alaska and Louisiana each lost two, while North Dakota is down one rig this week. Wyoming gained one. Read more...

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The U.S. rig count continues to creep back up slowly, up ten Feb. 17, 2017, according to the latest Baker Hughes report. The rig count has increased for 5 straight weeks, reaching 751.

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Yesterday, the North Dakota House of Representatives voted against HB 1326, the tax bill that Managing Director of the North Dakota Watchdog Dustin Gawrylow calls “a critical piece of pro-taxpayer reform that can and should be the beginning of real property tax reform” in North Dakota.

What does defeat of this bill mean? Read the story at

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Buying a house in winter? What kinds of things should you look for to avoid disaster in the spring?

Read more at to find out.

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Looking for a good flick to get you through the next batch of winter weather? Try one of these. We've gathered our top 6 favorite movies featuring oil & gas. Do you remember There Will Be Blood with Daniel Day-Lewis?
What are your favorites?

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Over 30 people were arrested at the Kirkwood Mall in Bismarck on Black Friday. The protesters said they wanted to raise awareness about pipeline issue near Standing Rock.

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The Dakota Access pipeline protests continue in North Dakota and across the country.

According to Reuters , demonstrators fanned out across North America on Tuesday to demand the U.S. government halt or reroute the Dakota Access pipeline as the companies behind the controversial project asked a federal court for permission to complete it.

The debate just continues...

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Seeking Alpha reports Bakken production per well increases 27 percent, adding to the oil glut.

Improved techniques and increased efficiency means drillers really know what they're doing, and it shows. But what will the increased oil glut do to prices?

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Total US rig count declines; oil rigs add 2, natural gas lost 1. Baker Hughes, Inc.

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To all the men and women across the country and on foreign shores: we take today to thank you, honor you, and offer our appreciation. Words don't express our thanks for the sacrifices you've made.

A/2C Frances E. Courtney furnishes the bugle calls of taps and reveille for the 3452nd Student Squadron (WAF) at Francis E. Warren Air Force Base. It is believed that A/2C Courtney is the only WAF Bugler in the Air Force. 23 June 1953. Photo: Beverly & Pack via Flickr.

Photo: Taps is played on the bugle in the winter snow at Arlington National Cemetery. Feb 9, 2009 - A bugler from the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" plays taps at the burial service Wednesday in Arlington National Cemetery for former Sgt. Maj. of the Army William G. Bainbridge. Beverly & Pack via Flickr
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