A group of North Dakota leaders is traveling to Norway for a weeklong study of that country's energy industry.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A group of North Dakota leaders is traveling to Norway for a weeklong study of that country's energy industry.
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and several state legislators will be part of the 18-person delegation that also will include local, business and education leaders. Stenehjem and Goehring are members of North Dakota's Industrial Commission.
The group leaves Saturday and will be hosted by Norway's Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, private energy companies, and a number of academic and research organizations. One of the energy companies is Statoil, which last fall agreed to pay $4.4 billion in cash for Texas-based Brigham Exploration and its operations in the western North Dakota oil patch.