June 13, 2017 archive

Refracking Old Wells in the Bakken Produces More Oil in North Dakota

  Environmentalists might not like it but new hydraulic fracturing techniques are being applied in the Bakken in North Dakota, a move that could result in even more oil being recovered, thus affecting the worldwide prices. A report in the Bismarck Tribune indicates that wells drilled between 2008 and 2010 are targeted for refracking because …

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ODOT’s Gary Ridley to Retire as Transportation Secretary

A longtime veteran of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation has retired effective immediately. Gary Ridley, a 48 year ODOT employee, served as secretary of transportation for two governors during his tenure. “Gary Ridley’s name is synonymous with roads and bridges, in Oklahoma and across the country,” said Mary Fallin, Oklahoma’s Governor. “He has testified to …

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