January 15, 2021

Energy Scene with Jason Spiess

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Former Louisiana State University basketball coach Dale Brown was the keynote speaker at the Bakken Investor Conference.  Brown is a Minot, North Dakota native and currently lives in Baton Rouge and is a common keynote speaker at energy conferences across the Unites States.Steve Arveschoug, Executive Director, Big Sky Economic Development, sees an all of the above energy portfolio in Billings, MT.  Billings is within a half days drive to several major energy plays, as well as close proximity to the Canadian border.A. Scott Anderson is president and chief executive officer of Zions Bank. Zions Bank is Utah’s oldest financial institution.  Anderson spoke at the Rocky Mountain Energy and Infrastructure Summit as well as has clients and customers in the energy industry.North Dakota State University president Dean Bresciani is very familiar with energy development from his days as vice president for student affairs of Texas A&M.  Bresciani is one of the leaders in developing the Unmanned Arial System (UAS) technology for the nation.A shot of the Dakota Prairie Refinery, an estimated $425 million project, is the nation’s first greenfield refinery built in the United States since 1976.  It produces 300,000 gallons of diesel fuel daily, and produces 6,500 barrels of naphtha and 6,000 barrels atmospheric tower bottoms, both of which are shipped by rail to other facilities for additional processing.  The Dakota Prairie Refinery is owned
and operated jointly by WBI Energy, a subsidiary of MDU Resources Group Inc., and Calumet Specialty Products Partners.Filmmaker and producer Nathan Anderson works a well site doing research for his upcoming movie about family life in the oil fields.  Anderson’s previous film was titled “Last Summer for Boys.”  No release date or final movie title was available at deadline.Multimedia journalist Jason Spiess interviews former NBA All-star and Utah Jazz center Mark Eaton.  Eaton currently speaks to energy companies about working as a team in corporate America. Eaton is a common speaker in the oil and gas circuit.Multimedia journalist Jason Spiess interviews Stephen Moore, chief economist, Heritage Foundation.  Moore is also a regular commentary for Fox News.  Moore is known for advocating free-market policies and supply-side economics.
Author Profile

Jason Spiess is a multimedia journalist, entrepreneur and content consultant. Spiess has over 25 years of media experience in broadcasting, journalism, reporting and principal ownership in media companies.  (Over 30 years experience if you count his adolescent years as a newspaper delivery boy learning the importance and logistics of daily distribution and monthly door-to-door bill collecting.) Spiess has worked in the areas of oil and gas, UAS and precision agriculture, health care, cannabis, agriculture, real estate, government affairs and economic development. Spiess is the host of two radio programs, Building the Bakken and Coffee & Capitalism, and three specialty programs, MonDak OilField Review, Corporate Ink and UnStuck, that carry a radio network that spans five states and two countries. Spiess is a North Dakota native and graduated from North Dakota State University.

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