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Old 02-16-2011, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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On the Planet Green Channel.

Anybody watch it?
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:06 AM
 
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I've seen most of the episodes. I know a few people that have been shown on the program. Not sure it portrays Parshall very well. It should be called Mayor of Parshall town cuz that's what most of the show is about. The welder in the show is an embarassment. He says this is gonna shut down in two years and he's moving to Alaska. Pretty sure this thing will run past two years. Glad to see the exposure to ND, but we I'd rather no one know about this boom. Especially the Green Channel that's filiming it. I'm sure Missouri Basin is real happy with the "advertising" the show has made for them.
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Old 02-16-2011, 12:03 PM
 
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I've heard mixed reviews from others who have watched it as well. Some thought it was fair...some thought it was pitting the haves vs. the haves nots. Some thought too much emphasis on the negatives...but since I don't have this channel on my cable lineup, I didn't get to watch it. I saw now in the Williston Herald that the Discovery Channel is going to be doing open calls in Williston for a new series about the Oil Boom in North Dakota. They are asking people who have moved to the Williston area to contact them with their stories about moving from another state to work in the oil patch of ND. Could be interesting as well.

Williston Herald - Online Edition (http://www.willistonherald.com/articles/2011/02/13/news/doc4d57301847bdc903549048.txt - broken link)
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Well, I thought some of the "have nots" were exaggerating the ability of the oil companies to run roughshod over them without any regulation, when the laws of North Dakota say otherwise.

Also, I was struck by the statement of the farmer/rancher who was complaining about the "ruination" of his land that had been in his family for "150 years". Seems that he ought to blame his father/grandfather who sold their mineral rights away.

Then on the other hand, oil wells certainly do stink. My wife used to live in Luling, Texas with a pump jack in her back yard. The whole county smelled like oil.
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:29 PM
 
Location: 125 Years Too Late...
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Glad to see the exposure to ND, ....
Careful what you wish for. My area was ruined by seemingly innocent media "exposure." Twenty years later, we are basically Los Angeles East.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:26 PM
 
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Point taken. Growing up here and being asked if ND is in Canada or if I live near Mt. Rushmore was my only point of putting ND on the map. Everyone in the country is gonna find out about the ND oilpatch anyway. (IF they haven't already) We've been all over CNN, MSNBC, and Fox news. Pretty sure a tv show on the green network won't get the high rises built in Trenton, ND. Roloff gimme some back up on this buddy! Haha.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:29 PM
 
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ScoPro - The majority of this oilpatch isn't "gassy", meaning smelling like H2S. Just as the boomtown show portrays...If the well isn't yours it stinks. If that's your money maker, it smells like roses.

I also get a kick out of the rancher that blames oil companies for all the "damages". Too bad his grandpappy probably lost the minerals in a card game 100 years ago.
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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ScoPro - The majority of this oilpatch isn't "gassy", meaning smelling like H2S. Just as the boomtown show portrays...If the well isn't yours it stinks. If that's your money maker, it smells like roses.

I also get a kick out of the rancher that blames oil companies for all the "damages". Too bad his grandpappy probably lost the minerals in a card game 100 years ago.
I agree totally.

I own the mineral rights under my little piece of land here in Texas.
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