BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Petroleum Council is moving its annual meeting outside the western oil patch for the first time, to Fargo in the east.
Organizers say it’s a chance to explain issues facing the industry and to tout opportunities for businesses and entrepreneurs in the state’s biggest city.
The annual meeting is slated for Sept. 22-23 and costs $600 for nonmembers to attend. A free event that’s open to the public is set for Sept. 21.
The oil industry trade group represents more than 500 companies doing business in North Dakota’s oil patch.
Organizers say the annual meeting is expected to draw about 800 people.
Tourism officials say the annual meeting is expected to inject about $180,000 into the local economy.
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