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Burgum leads delegation on tour of petrochemical facilities in Canada in effort to bring industry to ND

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Gov. Doug Burgum led a delegation of state officials and legislative leaders on a tour of petrochemical facilities in the Canadian province of Alberta as part of ongoing efforts to bring the petrochemical industry to North Dakota to add value to the state’s ample natural gas resources and grow the economy.

The group consisting of Burgum, Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner, House Majority Leader Chet Pollert, Commerce Commissioner Michelle Kommer, Bank of North Dakota President Eric Hardmeyer, Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms and Commerce Deputy Commissioner Shawn Kessel toured petrochemical facilities in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland and met with industry officials to learn more about the opportunities, workforce needs and economic impacts associated with the industry.

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