Congressmen Visit ND Oil Country - KXNet.com - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

Congressmen Visit ND Oil Country

Posted: Updated:

Six Republican colleagues of North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer are visiting oil country this week.

The seven representatives are members of the Committee on Energy and Commerce in the US House.

They held a press conference in Minot today to talk about the energy issues that brought them to North Dakota.

The men say they want to learn, first-hand, some of the facts about the state's new-found prominence in the oil industry.

(Rep. Ed Whitfield, Kentucky) "If we're going to be competitive in the global marketplace, we have to have low cost electricity and transportation fuels, and we have the ability to do it. So I think that's the challenge we have moving forward and coming to North Dakota today certainly reemphasizes that to me."

(Rep. Fred Upton, Michigan) "We took the day to kick the tires and really see what's going on here in North Dakota and what the promise is for the future. It was a very productive day."

(Rep. Bill Johnson, Ohio) "Seeing what's happened here, the home building, the unemployment rate that is so low, and all of the opportunities and my goodness the cash bonuses to get people to work at fast food restaurants for crying out loud, we're looking forward to having that kind of opportunity come to eastern and southeastern Ohio."

One of the visiting congressmen said he was surprised at the amount of natural gas being wasted - burned off - in the Bakken.

(Rep. Lee Terry, Colorado) "It reinforces my though that congress needs to act to create more demand on natural gas whether it's in transportation or other areas. To see it go to waste like that was really...it hit me."

The group toured several oil-related sites across western North Dakota today before heading back to Washington DC.

  • Minot/Williston NewsMore>>

  • Greenman at Arts in the Park

    Greenman at Arts in the Park

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:49 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:49:30 GMT
    All summer, the Arts in the Park has been holding concerts of all kinds of different music - and today, a local band called Greenman came out to put on a show full of culture.The group came together in 1997 because of their common love for old, celtic music.They have released a few albums with the sound of Scottish and old Irish tunes, and have been performing them all over Minot ever since.The violinist says that this genre is something that can bring in audiences of all different tastes of ...
    All summer, the Arts in the Park has been holding concerts of all kinds of different music - and today, a local band called Greenman came out to put on a show full of culture.The group came together in 1997 because of their common love for old, celtic music.They have released a few albums with the sound of Scottish and old Irish tunes, and have been performing them all over Minot ever since.The violinist says that this genre is something that can bring in audiences of all different tastes of ...
  • Who's Who: Ranch Rodeo Mom

    Who's Who: Ranch Rodeo Mom

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:48:08 GMT
    Generations of Cowboys and Ranchers are tied in to North Dakota's history.One Ranch Rodeo Mom told me about what it means to pass the rope for tonight's Who's Who at the Fair.(Carmen Ruud, Former Ranch Rodeo Competitor) "Just the camaraderie that you get with your teammates and other teams. I really enjoy it, it's like a family event.It's kinda neat, It's fun."(Melinda Bolton) "In fact it has been generations of fun, as Ruud learned from her father what her son Garrett is now competing in, R...
    Generations of Cowboys and Ranchers are tied in to North Dakota's history.One Ranch Rodeo Mom told me about what it means to pass the rope for tonight's Who's Who at the Fair.(Carmen Ruud, Former Ranch Rodeo Competitor) "Just the camaraderie that you get with your teammates and other teams. I really enjoy it, it's like a family event.It's kinda neat, It's fun."(Melinda Bolton) "In fact it has been generations of fun, as Ruud learned from her father what her son Garrett is now competing in, R...
  • t Cancer

    t Cancer

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:45 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:45:24 GMT
    Many more people are beating Cancer now than ever, a local woman obtaining her doctorate is trying to develop what sort of treatment patients should receive once they're in remission.I spoke with Sana Keller recently regarding her work....(Melinda Bolton, Reporter) "After working for years as a nurse, Sana Keller is hoping to finish off her doctorate by giving some cancer survivors lifestyle coaching."(Sana Keller, Owner of Health Unlimited) "There's so much that can be done and most of it is...
    Many more people are beating Cancer now than ever, a local woman obtaining her doctorate is trying to develop what sort of treatment patients should receive once they're in remission.I spoke with Sana Keller recently regarding her work....(Melinda Bolton, Reporter) "After working for years as a nurse, Sana Keller is hoping to finish off her doctorate by giving some cancer survivors lifestyle coaching."(Sana Keller, Owner of Health Unlimited) "There's so much that can be done and most of it is...
Quick Clicks
Closings/Delays
View list
Calendar
What's happening?
Lottery Results
Feeling lucky?
Viewer Photos
Submit yours!
Road Report
Current conditions
TV Listings
See what's on
Gas Prices
Check near you
E-Mail Newsletter
Signup now

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow
General information or questions:
kxinfo@kxnet.com

News:
Bismarck:
Phone: 701-223-9197
News Fax: 701-223-1985

News:
Minot:
Phone: 701-852-2104
News Fax: 701-838-1050
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXNET. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.