Blog Posts in October, 2015

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  • How To Avoid A Bakken Oil Field Work Injury
    How To Avoid A Bakken Oil Field Work Injury

    When you accepted a job in the Bakken oil field industry, you knew it came with risks, but are those risks worth your life? An article, posted by Ranker , lists oil and gas drilling as one of the most ...

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  • "Tough Times in the Oil Patch": Slump in Oil Production and Completed Wells Throughout the Bakken

    August oil production in the Bakken showed a slumping rate versus the previous month, according to a report released in mid-October. The month’s production, under 1.2 million barrels per day, is ...

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  • Television's John Oliver Focuses Program on Bakken; Cites Danger to Workers, Land
    Television's John Oliver Focuses Program on Bakken; Cites Danger to Workers, Land

    In early October, the HBO program Last Week Tonight focused on the story of oil in the Bakken . Although the program is hosted by comedian John Oliver, the underlying tone toward the benefits and ...

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  • Downturn in Oil Employment Has Many in Bakken Worried
    Downturn in Oil Employment Has Many in Bakken Worried

    The falling price of oil is leading to production dropping in the oil rigs—in fact, a newspaper in the Bakken , the Williston Herald, recently termed the rate of shutdown of many rigs a “free fall” ...

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  • U.S. Department of Transportation Calls for Tighter Rules on Pipeline Safety
    U.S. Department of Transportation Calls for Tighter Rules on Pipeline Safety

    On October 1, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued a call for more stringent safety regulations in the nation’s pipelines. The regulations would widen existing inspection practices to cover ...

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  • Boom in the Bakken Increases Danger for Women Outside the Oilfield
    Boom in the Bakken Increases Danger for Women Outside the Oilfield

    While most workers endangered as a result of the Bakken oilfield boom are men, who may work on unsafe rigs, drive improperly loaded trucks on overcrowded roads, and drill for oil under unsafe ...

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