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XTO: Too early to assume oil exploration near Elkhorn Ranch

March 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The company that has drilling sites staked out near a historic North Dakota landmark said Tuesday it’s too early to assume oil exploration will ever take place on the sites. Continue Reading

Interest in S.D. oil, gas leases continues, but researched needed before drilling

May 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Similarities in underlying rock formations continue to fuel speculation that South Dakota might have petroleum reserves like those now fueling the oil boom in North Dakota. But recent auctions of South Dakota oil and gas leases don’t necessarily indicate oil companies will start digging test holes any time soon, people in the industry say. Continue Reading

State geologist: SD oil potential vast, unexplored

May 4, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SPEARFISH (AP) South Dakota has significant potential for oil development, but that potential has largely been unexplored, the state geologist said at the Black Hills Bakken Conference.
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Filmmaker Cameron, 1st to reach Earth’s deepest spot in solo dive, calls it desolate, foreboding

March 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

James Cameron, the man behind “Titanic,” “Avatar” and other films, today described his three hours on the bottom of the Marianas Trench, nearly 7 miles down in a dark freezing and alien place. He is the only person to dive there solo, using a sub he helped design. He is the first person to reach that depth, 35,576 feet, since it was initially explored in 1960.
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