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MARKET SUMMARY BAKKEN STOCK WATCH


Dec. 12, 2011


Nasdaq composite


-34.59 2,612.26 Dec. 12, 2011


Standard & Poors 500


-18.72 1,236.47 JA S O N Pct. change from previous: -1.49% QUOTES D JA S O N Pct. change from previous: -1.31% D


2,000 2,250 2,500 2,750 3,000


High 2,617.32 Low 2,591.42


1,000 1,100 1,200 1,300 1,400


High 1,255.05 Low 1,227.25 ENERGY BRIEFS Security company ditching


Dickinson airport DICKINSON (AP) — The company that


has provided armed security at Dickinson’s air- port since 2003 is ending the service at the end of the month. Alpha 6 owner Darcy Fossum said the com-


pany can make a lot more money providing se- curity at other venues, such as wedding dances, where guards don’t even have to carry a gun. Fossum said the company also is fi nding a lot of work with energy companies in the Williston area. Transportation Security


Administration


spokeswoman Carrie Harmon said that some safety requirements can be met either through a private contractor or in partnership with local law enforcement.


State fi nes 4 contractors


working in Dickinson North Dakota Attorney General Wayne


Stenehjem says four contractors working in Dickinson have been fi ned for licensing and other violations found during random compli- ance checks. Three companies were fi ned $500 each for


failure to be licensed. They are A&S Clearwa- ter Construction of Lonsdale, Minn., Dickinson Lodging Associates of Aberdeen, S.D., and Pala- fax Drywall, of Grand Junction, Colo. Bella Vista Stucco, of Greeley, Colo., was


fi ned $500 for employing illegal workers. A task force inspected 11 work sites and 36


BAKKEN OPERATING COMPANIES CLOSING PRICE, MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2011


Company Name Baker Hughes


Basic Energy Services Baytex Energy Corp Berkshire Hathaway Calfrac Well Services Carbo Ceramics Inc Chesapeake Energy


Symbol Price BHI


Stock 48.60


18.48 53.23


BAS BTE


BRK-B 76.27 CFW.TO 26.37 CRR 138.15 CHK 23.72


CH Robinson Worldwide Inc CHRW 67.66 Complete Production Services CPX Concho Resources Conoco Phillips


33.04


Continental Resources Credo Petroleum


CXO 98.27 COP 70.48 CLR


67.19


Denbury DNR 15.62 Dresser Rand Group Earthstone Energy


Enbridge Energy Partners LP EEP Enerplus Resources Fund


ERF


Enterprise Products Partners LP EPD EOG Resources Inc. Exxon Mobil


GeoResources GEOI Halliburton HAL


Kodiak Oil & Gas


MDU Resources Nabors Industries


National Oilwell Varco Newfi eld


KEG KOG


EOG 101.05 XOM 80.05 28.46 32.56


Hess HES 56.35 Key Energy


Magnum Hunter Resources MHR 4.53 Major Drilling Marathon Oil


40.29


14.29 8.88


MDI.TO 15.42 MRO 27.32 MDU 20.78 NBR 17.34 NOV 70.75 NFX


DRC 54.24 ESTE 15.44 30.69 25.00 45.61


Ticker


Ticker Stock Company Name


Northern Oil & Gas Nustar Energy LP Oasis Petroleum


Occidental Petroleum Oil States International Oneok Inc


Petroleum Development Pioneer Drilling


Symbol Price NOG 23.98 NS


OAS 29.31 OXY OIS


54.00 91.78


OKE Plains All American Pipeline PAA


73.94 82.34


PETD 36.28 PDC 10.67 67.96


Precision Drilling Corporation PDS 10.28 Pure Energy (Canada) QEP Resources, Inc.


PSV.TO 8.17 QEP


CRED 9.13 Questar STR Quicksilver Resources Rosetta Resources


Schlumberger Limited SM Energy Co Statoil ASA


Stone Energy


KWK 7.51 ROSE 44.66 SLB


SM 72.66 STO SGY


25.46


Sundance Energy (Australia) SDCJF.PK 0.45 Superior Energy Services Inc SPN 27.84 Talisman Energy TransCanada Corp


41.37


Triangle Petroleum Corporation TPLM 5.75 Unit Corp


US Energy Corp VOG


UNT 47.09 USEG


TLM 12.00 TRP


Vanguard Natural Resources VNR 26.90 Voyager Oil and Gas


2.70 2.52


Weatherford International LTD WFT 14.15 Whiting Petroleum Company WLL 46.54 Williams Companies


WMB 31.34


Wolsley WOSCF 29.75 WorleyParsons WOR.AX 27.30


30.73 18.95


71.92 25.56


contractors in Dickinson on Nov. 2. State offi - cials said the contractors cooperated in the in- vestigations, which led to reduced fi nes.


New Dickinson hardware


store to employ 20 people DICKINSON (AP) — Dickinson is getting a


new hardware store. Offi cials with MAC’s Hardware said the 26,000-square foot building should be ready in early 2012. Plans are to employ about 20 peo- ple.


MAC’s offi cials said Dickinson is a good site because the economy is strong and it comple- ments the other store locations.


Dickinson man dies in


head-on crash BELFIELD (AP) — Authorities say Brent


Zellers, a 45-year-old man from Dickinson, is dead after his sports utility vehicle collided head-on with a semitrailer near Belfi eld. The Highway Patrol said the accident hap- pened at about 3 a.m., Dec. 11. The patrol said the SUV was traveling south on Highway 85 when it crossed the center line and collided with


a semi driven by 49-year-old Verland Erickson of Belgrade, Mont. The patrol said Erickson was treated at a Dickinson hospital and released. Erickson’s semi was towing an empty tanker trailer used for hauling non-hazardous liquids.


N.D. wildlife offi ce seeks


housing for employees WILLISTON (AP) — An offi cial with the


Williston offi ce of the North Dakota Game and Fish Department says its workers need places to live.


Daryl Kleyer is asking the Williams County


Commission for a permit to place temporary housing at the Game and Fish facility in Wil- liston. Kleyer said his offi ce has trouble retaining


workers and getting people to transfer to the area, mainly because of a lack of housing due to the state’s fl ourishing oil industry. The Game and Fish offi ce hopes to add at


least three trailer units for employees on its property.


Williston school asks oil


industry for help WILLISTON (AP) — Williston school offi -


cials are turning to the booming oil industry to help their ailing district. Offi cials from Williston School District No.


1 recently met with oil company representatives in an effort to gain support for the school. Superintendent Viola LaFontaine said the


district needs more funding and new and better facilities. Fontaine said she was pleased with the meet-


ing, even though only a handful of the more than 30 companies invited attended the meet- ing.


She said representatives from four compa- nies agreed to meet with her again.


Williston State College


wants to add 4-year degree WILLISTON (AP) — Williston State Col- lege is seeking state permission to launch its fi rst four-year degree program. Vice President of Instruction Wanda Meyer said the bachelor of applied science degree in applied management would give people with training in a technical fi eld such as welding or nursing the tools to become a manager in the fi eld. Meyer said students are ready to enroll. The


program still needs the approval of the state Board of Higher Education. Meyer said even if the four-year program is


approved, Williston State will remain a two-year school. It will work with other schools to imple- ment the four-year program.


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