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Oil plunge hurting North Dakota hotel sector

One result of production curtailment has been less corporate travel to the region, a factor that eats into hotel demand.

Williston, North Dakota

NEARLY half of the hotel rooms in the epicentre of North Dakota's energy boom have been sitting empty this year, yet another sign that plunging oil prices have cooled the economy of the second-largest crude producing US state.

Producers, oilfield service