North Dakota

Williston Basin Said Prime Candidate for NatGas, Liquids Growth in Next Commodity Cycle

Williston Basin Said Prime Candidate for NatGas, Liquids Growth in Next Commodity Cycle

Natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGL) may get more attention in the Williston Basin in future years as commodity prices turn upward and producers continue their pursuit of wringing more value-added returns out of the Bakken Shale in North Dakota, stakeholders said this week.

May 25, 2016

Rig Count Continues to Plummet in North Dakota; Headed Below 30

The rig count keeps going down in North Dakota, and it is going to get lower and stay down longer than previously thought, according to comments Friday by the state’s oil/gas regulator.

March 11, 2016
North Dakota Governor Slashes Budget Due to Low Oil Prices

North Dakota Governor Slashes Budget Due to Low Oil Prices

Responding to a $1 billion budget shortfall attributed to the crude oil price crash, North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple on Monday ordered across-the-board cuts for state agencies and dipped into the state’s reserve funds.

February 2, 2016
Energy Jobs Plentiful, But Are There Enough People?

Energy Jobs Plentiful, But Are There Enough People?

The U.S. energy industry workforce continues to age and remains a serious hurdle that has to be overcome, according to analysts with Raymond James & Associates Inc.

October 14, 2013

Natural Gas Flaring a Global Concern, Says World Bank Report

A small increase in natural gas flaring worldwide was detected in 2011, the most recent year for which statistics are compiled, and that increase concerns officials at a World Bank-led global partnership focused on the oilfield issue.

September 6, 2013

Flaring Draws Renewed Interest in Wyoming, North Dakota

Wyoming and North Dakota are stepping up statewide assessments of ways to cut down on the volumes of associated natural gas flaring at oil wellhead sites, but the economics for oil/gas operators in some cases are complicating the efforts.

August 19, 2013
Overall North Dakota Oilfield Activity Levels Off

Overall North Dakota Oilfield Activity Levels Off

Despite record daily production levels, overall oil and natural gas production in North Dakota leveled off in June compared with May, the state Department of Mineral Resources said Thursday.

August 16, 2013

North Dakota Cracks Down on Improper Wellsite Waste Dumping

Levying the largest civil penalty ever — $1.5 million — for an oil and natural gas violation, the North Dakota Industrial Commission (NDIC) last Wednesday found a small operator, Halek Operating ND LLC, guilty of violating state standards for disposing of salt water, a byproduct of oil production, in an injection well.

August 7, 2013
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