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Read online @ B A K K E N O I L B I Z . C O M / d i g i t a l - j o u r n a l 19 Contact: Steven M. Sottung, LEED ® AP Vice President, Director of Business Development STV Energy Services, Inc. (610) 385-8262 / STV Energy Services, Inc. provides engineering, design, procurement, project management and construction management services to the natural gas, liquid petroleum, and pipeline transportation markets for projects from concept to completion. Strategically located in Denver and Bismarck, we deliver innovative solutions to meet our clients' needs. • Oil, gas and water processing and treatment facilities • Pipelines and gathering systems • Construction management • Commissioning/start-up • Storage and loading facilities • Control system programming & integration • Permitting – construction, air, natural resources • UL 508A-listed electrical and control panel fabrication shop • Metering/measurement services Efficiency Through Engineering & Design As activity in the Bakken picks back up, it is critical that b u s i n e s s e s have the tools and certainty they need to create more good-paying jobs. The most effective way that we can put folks to work, ensure businesses have a skilled pool of employees, and connect job creators with markets across the globe is to invest in our infrastructure. I'm not just talking about our roads and bridges, but I'm also talking our energy and digital infrastructure. I am pleased that this year, plans to build the Keystone XL Pipeline are finally moving forward again. This long overdue, job-creating project will provide more opportunities for oil production in the Bakken. The planned on-ramp in Baker will allow Montana's crude oil to get to market. Responsible energy infrastructure projects U.S. Senator Jon Tester like this increase our energy independence, and allow us to rely less on foreign countries to meet our energy needs. Keystone XL will also ease the burden that heavy oil trucks have taken on our roads and bridges, and it will allow us to generate critical resources to upgrade traditional local infrastructure. But going forward, there are still important steps that need to take place. I have always said that this project must respect private property rights. And the pipeline must be built to the highest safety standards—with a comprehensive disaster plan in place, with input from all Montanans affected by this project. To prioritize American jobs, I also believe that Keystone XL's oil should be refined and sold in America, and that the pipeline should be built with American-made steel. In fact, I will hold President Trump accountable to ensure he holds up his plan and every inch of the pipeline is made with American-made steel. As folks in the Bakken continue to power from the desk of our state, it is critical that these businesses and families have access to high-speed broadband. High-speed internet strengthens economic opportunities, boosts business, and tears down the communication barriers between families and loved ones whose job takes them far away. But we can't just talk about digital infrastructure, we must also make responsible investments in our physical infrastructure. From roads and bridges to water systems and schools, these parts of our cities and towns need upgrading. In order to compete in the 21st century economy, it is critical that infrastructure in the Bakken meets the growing demands of one of the nation's fastest moving job markets. By upgrading our traditional infrastructure, energy infrastructure, and our digital infrastructure, we can ensure that Bakken businesses can continue to invest in the region and create more good-paying jobs. n Jon Tester is a third-generation Montana farmer and represents Montana in the U.S. Senate.

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