With an english degree from The University of Maine and a masters in journalism from Columbia University, Ernest Scheyder is an energy correspondent with Reuters. He has a home in Williston, ND and has great insight into the current state of affairs within the Bakken. Fracking, current and future oil prices, economic impact and more are all discussed with this highly acclaimed journalist on this episode of The Hegg Bakken Report.
His book, 'The Colder War' was recently released and is available at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble .com as well as other book outlets. Marin Katusa is also a successful portfolio manager, a public speaker and entrepreneur as he is a founding director of Copper Mt., Canada's 3rd largest coal mine. Plus he wrote an article on The Bakken this past February. This accomplished young man's prediction on oil prices will definitely grab your attention. Author and entrepreneur Marin Katusa joins us on this episode of The Hegg Bakken Report!
A a very fast growing publication in The Bakken is The Williston Wire. They report on new businesses in Williston, ND as well as other stories from The Williston Economic Development office. Barb Peterson with The Williston Wire joins us and tells us more about this great publication on this episode of The Hegg Bakken Report.
Shawn Wenko of Williston, ND was featured on The Hegg Bakken Report in September 2013. Much has changed since we last spoke including his role with Williston Economic Development. On October 22, 2014, Wenko took over the reins as executive director of that office and vows to remain optimistic in the "Build Williston" initiative. You'll here much optimism in Shawn's attitude as he sees a bright future for arguably the fastest growing community in America! We welcome the executive director of the Williston Economic Development office, Shawn Wenko here on this episode of The Hegg Bakken Report!
"It frightens me if the legislature does not approve necessary funding for my community." Those words were spoken by the Mayor Brent Sanford of Watford City, ND which is one of America's fastest growing communities where 40% of his communities elementary students are considered homeless. And that is just the tip of the iceberg as far as his cities growing pains. You'll hear more amazing statistics from Mayor Sanford in this episode of The Hegg Bakken Report.
Minot, ND has faced numerous challenges over the years; natural disasters, tough economic times to becoming the 'Gateway to the Bakken'. Today's leaders are very passionate about their city. That will become evident to you as we introduce you to the new president of The Minot Area Development Corporation Stephanie Hoffart. She informs us about Minot's history of assisting new businesses, incentives they offer entrepreneurs today, the attraction of The Port of North Dakota to some businesses and much, much more. Thank you for tuning in to the latest episode of The Hegg Bakken Report!
From the Port of North Dakota to the new Market Place, a revitalized downtown district and much more, Minot, ND is in very capable hands of it's leaders. The city is booming thanks in part largely to The Bakken oil fields just to the city's west. You will hear a lot of optimism toward the future of Minot today as we introduce you to the Minot Chamber of Commerce President L. John MacMartin along with the Board of Directors Chairman Randy Hauck on this episode of The Hegg Bakken Report.
He recently took the reins of mayor of the 4th largest city in North Dakota. He inherited an abandoned home problem caused by the 2011 Souris River flood and his city is under some major renovations, from the airport to the Port of North Dakota and more. And Minot is the gateway to the Bakken oil boom just to the west which has a significant impact on their economy. Today you will hear the goals and ambitions of all the above and more with Minot, ND Mayor Chuck Barney on this episode of The Hegg Bakken Report.
An article titled "North Dakota's Oil Bonanza is Unsustainable" on ESPN's www.fivethirtyeight.com recently grabbed our attention. It was written by a former Wall Street Journal reporter who is now the chief economics reporter for the site. His name is Ben Cassleman and we discuss the article and much more with him on this episode of The Hegg Bakken Report.
His presentation at The 2014 Williston Basin Petroleum Conference titled 'The Next Best Thing' was standing room only, attended by numerous executives and experts in petroleum exploration and production as well as numerous entrepreneurs. He shared invaluable information on emerging shale plays, new technologies and gave us an educated glimpse into what the future likely will hold. We feel very fortunate to have the managing director and senior analyst for Global Hunter Securities, LLC of Houston, TX (www.ghsecurities.com) Michael Kelly on this latest episode of The Hegg Bakken Report.