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Billings County Turns Out to Support Davis Refinery

Courtesy of Western Dakota Energy Association

Meridian Energy officials continued their personal networking with residents of southwest North Dakota on Monday night. Company reps working on the Davis Refinery mingled with 100 farmers, ranchers, landowners and business people at an open house on the Arrow K farms west of Belfield.

“We just want to show our appreciation to the people of Billings County and Belfield – our thank you to them,” said Adam Williams, Meridian’s Director of Communications.

People from several counties turned out to the evening event to share their enthusiasm for the Davis Refinery including Anita K. who comes from a multi-generational ranch family between Fairfield and Grassy Butte. While she is excited about the jobs the refinery will produce, she’s equally upset with what she called “a lot of people from the east” who are trying to derail the project. Her support and her frustration seemed to be shared by many of those in attendance at the informal supper. Many visited one on one with company officials or went over plans and drawings of the refinery.

Natalie Muruato, Belfield City Auditor, is an enthusiastic cheerleader for the project. She said she sees it as exactly what Belfield needs and deserves. “Belfield is such a great little town,” she said. “It has a great community spirit and something like this will add (direct and indirect) jobs to the town. We’re set to grow!”

“Belfield is such a great little town. It has a great community spirit and something like this will add (direct and indirect) jobs to the town. We’re set to grow!”

 

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