SOURCE: Ward Williston Oil Company

June 10, 2008 15:23 ET

Ward Williston Oil Company Rated #1 Small Business in North Dakota

WESTHOPE, ND--(Marketwire - June 10, 2008) - In recognition of the economic power Ward Williston Oil Company brings to the state, coupled with its diversity and tremendous growth potential, recently awarded the company its highest honor, that of Top Small Business in North Dakota.

"We are thrilled with this award," says President Laurie Cunnington. "We have always been proud of our hard-working, dedicated employees and consider them our greatest asset. In addition, we are especially proud that we have been recognized for our economic impact on the state."

Ward Williston has been in the business of oil since 1952 with operations mostly in the Williston Basin. As an industry leader, Ward Williston provides jobs, products, services and generates wealth for the state.

The Ward Williston motto, "Drilled in the USA, Produced in the USA" captures the mission of this American oil company. The company strives to increase domestic oil production, and to decrease America's dependence on foreign oil.

"When a barrel of oil is produced in this country," says Cunnington, "no one has fought over it; no one has died over it. In fact, American workers have provided this oil for fellow Americans. The money stays here at home. We can't send money to our enemy."

Ward Williston Oil Company joins many small businesses across the U.S.A. that together contribute over $1.4 trillion in sales to the national economy.

About Ward Williston Oil Company

Founded in 1952, Ward Williston is an independent oil company with expertise in drilling, production, service and technology. In addition to operating its production, Ward Williston provides a wide range oil field services to major oil companies and independent companies throughout North Dakota.

We have established an aggressive drilling program for 2008. With our strong asset base, we believe we can achieve our goals through the drill bit. Our fleet of equipment is continually updated and maintained to provide utmost efficiency.

Our greatest asset is our talented dedicated employees who hold the highest personal and professional values. Our seasoned team is the core of our success and their dedication continues to develop the Ward Williston legacy through innovation, technological advancement and good old hard work. For more information about Ward Williston, please visit

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