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Oil Boom

The Driving Force Behind the U.S. Oil Boom

James Stafford | Posted 11.06.2014 | Business
James Stafford

Behind the stardom of the explorers and producers who have put themselves on the revolutionary shale map and absorb most of the risk--are the service providers who make up a highly lucrative market segment.

The North Dakota Town That Boasts Manhattan Rent Prices

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 10.15.2014 | HuffPost Home

Williston, North Dakota doesn't exactly come to mind when listing the bustling metropolises of America. That is, the small town in the northwest porti...

Looking for the Next Oil Boom? Follow the Tech

James Stafford | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
James Stafford

Regardless of pipeline capacity, Permian Basin crude is shaping up to be the next big oil boom thanks to new technology.

Man Camps and Predator Economics Threaten Heartland Native Communities

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 10.05.2013 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

It was just a matter of time before "man camps" would pose a threat to sacred native lands and bring sexual violence, prostitution, and increased drug traffic into the heartland of Native culture in North and South Dakota.

Joe Van Brussel

A Young Entrepreneur's Idea In The Boom Economy Of The Bakken Oil Patch

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 11.30.2012 | College

In the Williston area of North Dakota, where the unemployment rate was recently reported at one percent and job openings outnumbered the jobless 10 to...

Everybody Is Having A Tough Time Hiring

AP | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 08.14.2012 | Small Business

WOODWARD, Okla. -- The local prison is so short on guards that inmates can sometimes just walk away. A gas station barely has enough cashiers to keep ...

Manhattan Rental Prices In Kansas Boomtown

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.01.2012 | Business

"We’re not in Kansas anymore." That could be how some residents of the state's Harper County are feeling as an influx of workers following an oil...

Oil Boom Pushing 'Stressed Out' Residents Of Town To Move Away

AP | JAMES MacPHERSON | Posted 07.22.2012 | Business

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Oil has brought enormous economic prosperity to the busiest city in North Dakota's booming oil patch but also has exacerbated ...

North Dakota Walmart Evicts Workers Living In Parking Lot

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 02.10.2012 | Business

Apparently one Walmart isn't cool with people squatting in its parking lot. Dozens of workers who have flocked to Williston, North Dakota to benef...

Oil Boom Wreaks Havoc On North Dakota Towns

AP | DALE WETZEL | Posted 03.28.2012 | Business

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — In the last two years, Williston school superintendent Viola LaFontaine has had to manage an influx of 480 new students brough...

Boomtown Blues and Black Sunday Revisited

Andrew Gulliford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Andrew Gulliford

Twenty-eight years ago this month, on the 1st Sunday in May, Exxon, the largest corporation in the world, pulled the plug on its massive oil shale project. Overnight, 2,600 people lost their jobs.

Gulf Oil Spill Containment: Will There Be Enough Boom?

The New York Times | JOHN COLLINS RUDOLF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As a vast oil slick threatens waterfront from western Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle, BP and the Coast Guard are engaged in a frantic effort to se...