Plaza man published children's book about oil and gas industry
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The oil and gas industry plays a big role in North Dakota's economy, but is still an industry many people don't totally understand. 

A Plaza man hopes his new book can help teach people of all ages just how important energy is to our state.

This is a moment Lucas Wurtz has been dreaming about for quite a while. He's not just reading a book to his son, Ferguson, he's reading a book he wrote, about an industry he's proud to be a part of.

Wurtz is a facility specialist for Marathon Oil Corporation and a lifelong North Dakotan.

"I grew up here. We are very environmentally conscious. If anybody wants this place to be safe if anybody wants to have clean air and drinkable water, it's people like me that are from here," he said.

This book was an idea Wurtz tossed around for about six months. Now that it's published and available to purchase, he hopes the story of "Oscar the Little Pumper" can shed some light on the importance of the oil and gas industry.

You can purchase "Oscar the Little Pumper" on Amazon. 

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