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North Dakota Sees Oil, Natural Gas Production Climb in August

North Dakota Sees Oil, Natural Gas Production Climb in August

North Dakota oil and natural gas production shot up in August along with gas capture volumes, but the production surge is expected to fall back and continue declining by the end of the year. Oil production in August topped 36 million bbl (1.16 million b/d), compared with 32.3 million bbl (1.04 million b/d) in July.…

October 19, 2020
Future North Dakota Bakken Oil, Natural Gas Output Still Facing Uncertainties

Future North Dakota Bakken Oil, Natural Gas Output Still Facing Uncertainties

Bakken Shale oil production in North Dakota rebounded in July, topping 1 million b/d, but the state expects output to drop again without higher crude prices and more rigs in operation. Chief oil and gas regulator Lynn Helms during a webinar Tuesday said oil and gas production jumped overall in July month/month by 16.5%. Oil…

September 16, 2020
North Dakota Keeping Close Eye on DAPL Court Challenges

North Dakota Keeping Close Eye on DAPL Court Challenges

North Dakota is keeping a wary eye on the continuing legal challenges facing the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which carries 40% of the daily oil supplies from the prolific Bakken Shale.

June 17, 2020
Coronavirus, Commodity Price Crash Prompt North Dakota to Write Prescription for Idle Wells

Coronavirus, Commodity Price Crash Prompt North Dakota to Write Prescription for Idle Wells

The North Dakota Industrial Commission (IC) on Tuesday adopted remedies that may protect oil and gas producers during an expected spike in idle wells from the global economic slowdown.

March 25, 2020
Coronavirus, Price Crash Weighing Heavily on North Dakota Oil, Natural Gas Outlook

Coronavirus, Price Crash Weighing Heavily on North Dakota Oil, Natural Gas Outlook

Since the outset of the coronavirus and the global oil price crash, prices for North Dakota’s Bakken Shale crude oil have cratered to below $20/bbl, and state officials said Tuesday they expect the rig count and completed wells to follow suit.

March 18, 2020

Texas, North Dakota Lead U.S. to Record 1.28 Bcf/d Venting/Flaring in 2018

The volume of U.S. natural gas vented and flared reach a record high average of 1.28 Bcf/d in 2018, with Texas and North Dakota accounting for 82% of the total, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

December 9, 2019
North Dakota Still Churning Out Record Production but Prices Falling

North Dakota Still Churning Out Record Production but Prices Falling

Oil and natural gas production in August again set monthly records in North Dakota, but the statistics belie falling prices since, a state official said Thursday.

October 18, 2019
North Dakota Natural Gas Flaring Relief in Sight as More Infrastructure Comes Online

North Dakota Natural Gas Flaring Relief in Sight as More Infrastructure Comes Online

Help is expected for North Dakota’s oil and gas producers, which continue to combat increases in flared gas as output increases in the Bakken Shale.

September 18, 2019
Following Oneok Spill, North Dakota to Make Incident Reports More Transparent

Following Oneok Spill, North Dakota to Make Incident Reports More Transparent

The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) expects to roll out changes to how spill reports are conveyed to the public within a year’s time amid renewed public scrutiny.

August 29, 2019
Bakken Operators Using Drones to Improve Oversight

Bakken Operators Using Drones to Improve Oversight

North Dakota oil and natural gas operators throughout the Bakken Shale have continued to polish their image for innovation and technology on the ground at well sites, and now they’re looking skyward by deploying drones to further that reputation.

January 18, 2019
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