April 20, 2012

Hamm picked for TIME 100 most influential


Cass Rains
Enid News and Eagle
April 18, 2012
ENID — Continental Chairman and CEO Harold Hamm is one of TIME Magazine’s 2012 100 Most Influential People in the World.
Hamm is listed among the likes of basketball star Jeremy Lin, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and comedian Stephen Colbert with a brief biography written by Sen. James Inhofe.
“After a humble start on a poor family farm in Oklahoma and a job pumping gas in Enid, Harold Hamm launched a wildcatting oil company and built it into the billion-dollar Continental Resources,” Inhofe’s biography begins. “Through the use of hydraulic fracturing and other new technologies, Hamm, 66, has created hundreds of jobs and homegrown energy and given back, supporting education and diabetes research.”
Continental is one of the top 10 petroleum liquids producers in the United States and the largest leaseholder in the nation’s premier oil play, the Bakken Play of North Dakota and Montana. Based in Oklahoma City, the company also has a leading presence in the Anadarko Woodford Play of Oklahoma and the Red River Units Play of North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana.
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