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Zinke tabbed as keynote at North Dakota oil conference

May 15, 2018

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An oil industry group says U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will be the keynote speaker for the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference that will be held next week in Bismarck.

The conference is scheduled May 22-24 at the Bismarck Event Center. Zinke is scheduled to speak the morning of the 23rd.

The 26th annual event will feature dozens of speakers, from politicians to top oil company executives, and industry-specific seminars.

The North Dakota Petroleum Council says more than 2,500 people are expected at this year’s conference.

The event has alternated in recent years at locations in North Dakota and Canada.

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