Construction Underway on Hwy 8 and 23: Bridge Work Set for Minot and near Washburn
Construction got underway this week on Highway 23 four miles east of New Town, and at the intersection of Hwy 23 and Hwy 8, six miles east of the city.

Hess donates to Farm Rescue
Hess Corp. has announced a donation of $50,000 to Farm Rescue to assist in purchasing a tractor to pull a row crop planter.

Chord Energy strikes Williston basin deal with ExxonMobil subsidiary
A subsidiary of Chord Energy Corp., Houston, has agreed to acquire assets in the Williston basin from Exxon Mobil Corp. subsidiary, XTO Energy Inc. and affiliates, for total cash consideration of $375 million.

Enerplus invests in the Bakken Area Skills Center

LoadPass Advisory Meeting Set for May 25
WDEA's LoadPass Permits Advisory Committee will hold its spring meeting May 25 at a location in Bismarck.

Hoeven Presses for Oil, Gas Lease Sales
Senator John Hoeven is continuing his effort to push Interior Secretary Deb Haaland to stop blocking oil and gas production on federal lands, and called on Haaland to comply with a recent federal district court ruling that ordered the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to resume quarterly oil and gas lease sales for federal lands in North Dakota.

Transportation Roundtable Set for May 11: County Road Managers and Oil Industry Invited
County road managers and oil industry trucking interests will have an opportunity to discuss common concerns and share best practices at a Western Energy Roundtable set for May 11 at the Rough Rider Center in Watford City.

North Dakota Petroleum Council creates recruitment-through-immigration program
The North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC) is responding to the workforce shortage for its oil and natural gas company members by creating a new program called Bakken GROW (Global Recruitment of Oilfield Workers) which will be an innovative way to bring new workers to the Bakken region through immigration.