Oil in North Dakota Brings Job Boom a...

Oil in North Dakota Brings Job Boom and Burdens

There are 81 comments on the www.nytimes.com story from Jan 1, 2008, titled Oil in North Dakota Brings Job Boom and Burdens . In it, www.nytimes.com reports that:

New York Times At dawn, people from faraway states huddle outside the Mountrail County courthouse here, the coldest ones leaving briefcases and books to secure their spots for the moment it opens.

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Since: Jul 08

United States

#24 Aug 26, 2009
Glasnos wrote:
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Yes ... and how many years before wind and solar energy is viable enough to replace oil? 200 maybe?
N Dakota was not even on the map of possible huge supplies of oil ... what else are we missing?
Oh yeah ... the massive shale oil deposits in Idaho and Colorado ... possible large deposits off Florida ... and then there is still undiscovered oil in alaska ... Let's go get it.
Oil will have to go to $300 per bbl before that shale oil in colorado and idaho are even worth looking at.
Glasnos

Apopka, FL

#25 Aug 26, 2009
The Big Fish wrote:
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Oil will have to go to $300 per bbl before that shale oil in colorado and idaho are even worth looking at.
And your source is?
If this were true, the democrat governors would be tripping over themselves to sell the mineral rights to that oil that would never be tapped in their lifetime ... wouldn't they? Instead, they are working hard to block the sale of rights to the oil companies ... so I would say you are merely a lying POS enviornmental whacko

Since: Jul 08

United States

#26 Aug 26, 2009
Glasnos wrote:
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And your source is?
If this were true, the democrat governors would be tripping over themselves to sell the mineral rights to that oil that would never be tapped in their lifetime ... wouldn't they? Instead, they are working hard to block the sale of rights to the oil companies ... so I would say you are merely a lying POS enviornmental whacko
Actually the govt did lease this so yes they did trip all over themselves to get rid of this stuff. and that was the bush admin. They are trying block this because trying to tap these resources is a big waste of time since oil would have to be the price of gold before its worth while. No not an enviro wacko. However i can say that i do work in the oil industry for 20 years as an engineer that looks and develops resources such as this. So i would say your a right wing nut job.

Since: Jul 08

United States

#27 Aug 26, 2009
Glasnos wrote:
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And your source is?
If this were true, the democrat governors would be tripping over themselves to sell the mineral rights to that oil that would never be tapped in their lifetime ... wouldn't they? Instead, they are working hard to block the sale of rights to the oil companies ... so I would say you are merely a lying POS enviornmental whacko
What do you do for a living fruitcake? Typewriter repairman?
Stan the Man

Eden Prairie, MN

#28 Aug 26, 2009
The Big Fish wrote:
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Actually the govt did lease this so yes they did trip all over themselves to get rid of this stuff. and that was the bush admin. They are trying block this because trying to tap these resources is a big waste of time since oil would have to be the price of gold before its worth while. No not an enviro wacko. However i can say that i do work in the oil industry for 20 years as an engineer that looks and develops resources such as this. So i would say your a right wing nut job.
The bigger question is do enviro wachos whack off? If so, why and where?

eye see yer an engineer but yew dont no now 2 spel gud

Oh yes, you are a stationary engineer in charge of toilets, toilet paper and taking out trash.
Glasnos

Apopka, FL

#29 Aug 27, 2009
The Big Fish wrote:
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Actually the govt did lease this so yes they did trip all over themselves to get rid of this stuff. and that was the bush admin. They are trying block this because trying to tap these resources is a big waste of time since oil would have to be the price of gold before its worth while. No not an enviro wacko. However i can say that i do work in the oil industry for 20 years as an engineer that looks and develops resources such as this. So i would say your a right wing nut job.
ROFL ... let me guess ... you are an affirmitive action hire as an environmental impact engineer?

You think the oil companies know less about developing possible oil fields than the government beaurocrats?

And you are wrong (big surprise) the democrats are working hard to deny leasing those tracts.

New technologies are being developed all the time for extracting formerly unreachable oil formations. Extracting hundreds of billions of barrels of oil from oil shale will happen a long time before wind or solar will have any sizeable impact on our energy needs... if the socialists/enviornmental/marxi sts like you are pushed out of the way.
Stan the Man

Eden Prairie, MN

#30 Aug 27, 2009
I want to see some wildcat drilling like in an old Dan Duryea movie.

Since: Jul 08

United States

#31 Aug 28, 2009
Glasnos wrote:
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ROFL ... let me guess ... you are an affirmitive action hire as an environmental impact engineer?
You think the oil companies know less about developing possible oil fields than the government beaurocrats?
And you are wrong (big surprise) the democrats are working hard to deny leasing those tracts.
New technologies are being developed all the time for extracting formerly unreachable oil formations. Extracting hundreds of billions of barrels of oil from oil shale will happen a long time before wind or solar will have any sizeable impact on our energy needs... if the socialists/enviornmental/marxi sts like you are pushed out of the way.
Actually moron i have my own oil company so i know what i am talking about. I develop resources all the time. And as far as getting all the oil from oil shales will take at least 100-200 years. Since i dont work in the solar or wind energy fields i dont know how long that will take but i do know it will take less time than to get the ultimate reserves that north dakota has.

No oil companies such as mine do know a lot about developing resources but the govt beaurocrats also know quite a bit since i work with them all the time. However, most of this hoopla is pushed by bigger oil companies so they can get their hands on these resources...You see its about making money not whats best for the country. Just like the health care debate, those insurance companies are looking out for themselves not people. So who is the moron now?

Since: Jul 08

United States

#32 Aug 28, 2009
Stan the Man wrote:
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The bigger question is do enviro wachos whack off? If so, why and where?
eye see yer an engineer but yew dont no now 2 spel gud
Oh yes, you are a stationary engineer in charge of toilets, toilet paper and taking out trash.
Well idiot what the hell do you know since there isnt a single well in minnesota. My belly button lint knows more about the oil field than you will ever know, Hillbilly
Glasnos

Apopka, FL

#33 Aug 29, 2009
The Big Fish wrote:
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Actually moron i have my own oil company so i know what i am talking about. I develop resources all the time. And as far as getting all the oil from oil shales will take at least 100-200 years. Since i dont work in the solar or wind energy fields i dont know how long that will take but i do know it will take less time than to get the ultimate reserves that north dakota has.
No oil companies such as mine do know a lot about developing resources but the govt beaurocrats also know quite a bit since i work with them all the time. However, most of this hoopla is pushed by bigger oil companies so they can get their hands on these resources...You see its about making money not whats best for the country. Just like the health care debate, those insurance companies are looking out for themselves not people. So who is the moron now?
ROFL ... Yeah ... sure you are ... and I'm Bugs Bunny ... No businessman has any respect for government beaurocrats ... for good reason.
Try again ... posure.
As for insurance companies ... yes they can be cold and unfair .... but, they still must be friendly enough to attract a customer base... The government does not have to appease anyone ... when they turn you down, there is no where to go.
Stan the Man

Eden Prairie, MN

#34 Aug 29, 2009
The Big Fish wrote:
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Well idiot what the hell do you know since there isnt a single well in minnesota. My belly button lint knows more about the oil field than you will ever know, Hillbilly
You're just some acehole on welfare using your mama's computer. So blow it out your love canal for the Colorado feygutry.
Let's see a gusher like in "Giant" and the good old b&w movies.
Wh000-Heee-Haaaaw!
Stan the Man

Eden Prairie, MN

#35 Aug 29, 2009
The Big Fish wrote:
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Actually moron i have my own oil company so i know what i am talking about. I develop resources all the time. And as far as getting all the oil from oil shales will take at least 100-200 years. Since i dont work in the solar or wind energy fields i dont know how long that will take but i do know it will take less time than to get the ultimate reserves that north dakota has.
No oil companies such as mine do know a lot about developing resources but the govt beaurocrats also know quite a bit since i work with them all the time. However, most of this hoopla is pushed by bigger oil companies so they can get their hands on these resources...You see its about making money not whats best for the country. Just like the health care debate, those insurance companies are looking out for themselves not people. So who is the moron now?
Lying sack of shit!:) If you're such a big shot, then why are you bullshiting here?
Go diddle your lover.
Stan the Man

Eden Prairie, MN

#36 Aug 29, 2009
And BIG FISH TALE, lern how 2 rite gud 2. U dont no much about kaptal leders.

Phony fruitcake limpwrist. Lots of queers live in Colorado. You are one of them.
Summit Avenue

Eden Prairie, MN

#37 Aug 31, 2009
Soldier wrote:
Stay away from stanley, ND. They are a cruel people there. They treat outsiders like crap. They think they can rake in the money without having to change. Just ask some of the Natives south of stanley. They have been treated poorly for many years, and they are suppose to be neighbors. Preachers in this area are afraid to loose there job, if they tell the residents in stanley, that they are wrong in how they treat people. Go to kenmare or tioga. They are much more pleasant and receptive.
I met a couple of gals there that speak very highly of you though. And they bought me lots of drinks. The town sure nows how to make whoopy on a Saturday night! Whewwwww!

When you hit the bars there, it's too wet to plough!
Saint Paul Sam

Eden Prairie, MN

#38 Sep 3, 2009
BP/British Petroleum oil company that has those BP discount gas cards has struck oil big time off the coast of Mexico seven miles under.

It is the BIGGEST OIL WELL IN THE WORLD.

So fugg the ay-rabs. Wh00p ding dangs.
An Outsider

Stanley, ND

#39 Sep 25, 2009
Well since moving here to Stanley it has been ok. Some people are very nice and some are rude. Some of the oil workers are rude and think they can budge in line and some are the best. I have never been to a town where you see a nice house right next to a trailer house. And some people are jealous of the people with the oil rights. Who cares like that makes you happy. People talk behind peoples back here like crazy esp. about the only person who sells homes in the area. I have a friend who works at the only drugstore in town and they don't even let the people who work the soda fountain keep the tips. The management takes it because at least 10 dollars a day which means that at least 3,000 dollars is being taken from the employee. There is no good place to eat in town. So don't move here unless you love bad food, like rude people and old men who cuss when there is children and women in the room. They even teach the kids here to cuss all the time.
Dakota Salts

London, UK

#40 Sep 28, 2009
Hi Guys,

I was just wondering if anyone knew what was happening with a Company called Dakota Salts who are based in Flaxton? They are apparetly going to provide compressed air for a wind farm.

Thanks,

George
Glasnos

Apopka, FL

#41 Sep 30, 2009
Dakota Salts wrote:
Hi Guys,
I was just wondering if anyone knew what was happening with a Company called Dakota Salts who are based in Flaxton? They are apparetly going to provide compressed air for a wind farm.
Thanks,
George
ROFL
Dakota Salts

London, UK

#42 Oct 1, 2009
Glasnos wrote:
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ROFL
am serious! check out the website...

http://www.dakotasalts.com/
Love ND

Stanley, ND

#43 Oct 4, 2009
Where is the good restaurants in the Stanley area? Because so far I haven't found one.

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