Grand Forks to host Trump advisers during North Dakota Petroleum Council meeting
Two advisers to President Donald Trump will be keynote speakers next week in Grand Forks during a meeting focused on the oil industry.
The North Dakota Petroleum Council will meet Sept. 26 through 28 at the Alerus Center for its 36th annual meeting. The three-day event will feature more than 20 panelists and speakers, including Vincent DeVito, counselor on energy policy for the U.S. Department of Interior, and Stephen Moore, a policy adviser for Trump.
“The industry is entering a new era in which domestic energy production will be welcomed as an engine for economic development and enhanced energy security,” NDPC President Ron Ness said in a statement this week. “The oil industry has weathered turbulence in the past few years, but we’ve come out stronger, more efficient and better able to compete in the national and global markets thanks largely to the leadership and ingenuity of the industry leaders that will be presenting at this year’s meeting.”
The conference was held last year in Minot, and the Grand Forks one is expected to attract 350 attendees, according to a news release. Registration for members and government employees costs $250 while nonmembers must pay $500. Students can attend for $25.
For more information, go to www.ndoil.org/2017-annual-meeting-home