Energy Day at the ND State Capitol

Energy Day brought the numbers to the State Capitol on March 7th from 10 am to 1 pm in the Brynhild Haugland Room, with four dynamic speakers who gave a glimpse of exactly how energy production in the western half of the state affects not only North Dakota economy, but everyone who lives, works and plays there.


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Economic Contribution of the Energy Industry to North Dakota, 10:05-10:30
Dean Bangsund, Research Scientist, North Dakota State University

From Watford to Bismarck, New Leadership in the Capitol, 10:30-10:40
Lt. Governor Brent Sanford

The Story of Starting Creedence by Three Young Entrepreneurs, 10:40-10:50
Kevin Black, Co-Founder of Creedence Energy

North Dakota’s Tax Revenues: What’s Ahead, 10:50-11:10
Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger

Industry Basics and the Bakken Going Forward, 11:10-11:35
Kathy Neset, Owner of Neset Consulting

Building a High Quality Workforce & Community, 11:35-12:00
Panel hosted by Scott Hennen, radio host, featuring Trey Wilson, chairman/CEO/president of MBI Energy Services and Jessie Veeder, singer, writer and Watford City native.

Break / Lunch Provided, 12:00-12:10

ONEOK Introduction of Helen Currie, 12:10-12:15

The World Oil Markets: The Future Oil and Gas in the US and World, 12:15-12:50
Helen Currie, Senior Economist at ConocoPhillips

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