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FNS Photo by Kathleen J. Bryan Hess Corp. well completions superintendent Marvin Romkee, left, displays a gel produced from guar, sand and water that is used in hydraulic fracturing at Hess facilities near Tioga on Saturday. Watching him are, from left, CEO Greg Hill, CEO John Hess and U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.

U.S. energy chief finds Bakken tour informative

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TIOGA — U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said a tour of Hess Corp.’s Bakken facilities Saturday allowed him to see the process “beginning to end” and understand what is required to efficiently produce shale oil with a minimal footprint.

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Moniz wrapped up his two-day visit to North Dakota with a tour of the company’s exploration and production facilities near Tioga.

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