Williston's mayor said the complex will be placed at an industrial park in Williston, on about six acres of land that the company bought from the city for about $160,000. But he says it will do little to curb the city's housing crunch.
The Halliburton oil service company is seeking city permission for temporary housing. The housing units are constructed by Target Logistics. A spokesman for the Massachusetts company says that the complex targeted for Williston was used at the Olympics.
The move comes after complaints from city officials and residents about air service. Great Lakes Airline CEO Chuck Howell and President Doug Voss appeared at a City Commission meeting last month to hear the complaints, including that some flights were overbooked.
EOG Resources Inc. of Houston says the first shipment from the terminal near Stanley, N.D., is due in Oklahoma today, following a four-day trip. The company says the terminal is capable of loading 60,000 barrels of oil onto one 100-car unit train each day.
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