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Larry Laqua accepts a Lifetime Achievement award during the Williston Petroleum Banquet in this 2019 file photo. Nominations are being taken for the API's annual recognition program.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 Williston Petroleum Banquet & Awards, hosted by

the Williston Basin Chapter of the American Petroleum Institute has set the date for its annual awards banquet.

Here’s what you need to know to nominate someone for one of the awards at the annual banquet, which is set for 6 to 9:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20, in the Well at Williston State College.

• Award categories are for Community Service, Industry Innovation, Outstanding Achievement Individual and Outstanding Achievement Organization

• Anyone may nominate individuals or companies for an API award. One does not have to be an API member.

• Nominees also do not have to be an API member, but they must be operating in or contributing to the oil and gas industry in the Williston Basin.

• The API Awards Committee will review and score the nominations to select three top finalists, including the award winner. The finalists will be announced prior to the banquet and published on the Williston API website. Thje winner will be announced during the banquet.

• For nomination forms visit Questions may be directed to Nominations may be submitted by email to or mailed to Williston API, PO Box 546, Williston, ND 58802.

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