north dakota

Oil Boom, Leads to Job Boom

Publish date: 
June 29, 2014

According to Bloomberg, North Dakota became the fourth state to have oil production above one million barrels a day. Texas, California and Alaska are the three other states to produce a million or more barrels a day. Texas produces a record breaking three million barrels a day. It is predicted that these numbers could grow over the summer because of the pleasant weather, which leads to good conditions for crews to drill in.

American Petroleum Institute Join Truckers to Improved Road Safety

Publish date: 
June 21, 2013

The American Petroleum Institute has joined forces with the American Trucking Associations and the National Tank Truck Carriers to promote improved road safety and traffic management.

The three organizations have collected nearly two dozen recommendations for roadway safety and more considerate driving practices for heavily traveled producing areas like the Eagle Ford in south central Texas, the Marcellus region in the Northeast and the Bakken in the upper Midwest.

Fracking Regulation: Let the States Lead

Publish date: 
September 21, 2012

Lynn Helms, director of North Dakota’s Department of Mineral Resources, reports that the number of oil-focused rigs in the state has dropped to its lowest point since July 2011. Helms mentions a handful of reasons, but let’s focus on one: uncertainty over where the federal government might go in regulating hydraulic fracturing. Interesting.

Welcome to Williston, Welcome to Prosperity

Publish date: 
July 26, 2012

Perhaps only The New York Times could reduce the energy/economic miracle of North Dakota’s oil and natural gas bonanza to something akin to a toothache. Columnist Gail Collins ventures forth from the concrete canyons of Manhattan to discover the hubbub on the high plains and doesn’t avoid raising a skeptical eyebrow.