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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


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


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


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


Continental Resources Credo Petroleum

CXO 98.27 COP 70.48 CLR


Denbury DNR 15.62 Dresser Rand Group Earthstone Energy

Enbridge Energy Partners LP EEP Enerplus Resources Fund


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


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


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 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


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.


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


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


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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