North Dakota

OPAL Pipeline To Connect To Baltic Sea

Yesterday we posted on the risk to all kinds of infrastructure projects in this country if the Obama administration’s push to depart from the rule of law and established process in the Dakota Access Pipeline case is allowed to stand. Today a look at other things that are at stake. The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)… Keep reading →

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected a Battelle Memorial Institute-led team to drill a test borehole of over 16,000 feet into a crystalline basement rock formation near Rugby, North Dakota. This is an important step in exploring the science needed for utilization of deep boreholes in crystalline rock formations. One of the most promising… Keep reading →

Boom Goes Bust: Texas Oil Industry Hurt By Plunging Oil Prices

Shale-Oil Producers Ready to Raise Production Wall Street Journal: After slashing production for months, U.S. shale-oil companies say they are ready to bring rigs back into service, setting up the first big test of their ability to quickly react to rising crude prices. Last week, EOG Resources Inc. EOG, -0.08%  said it would ramp up… Keep reading →

Polar Vortex Weather System Brings Artic Temperatures Across Wide Swath Of U.S.

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

A few years ago, the oil boom brought jobs, workers and money to Williston, N.D. But the influx of young men also brought a rise in crimes like prostitution, drug trafficking, theft, and even murder. The town’s two strip clubs — Whispers and Heartbreakers — stand closed after police were called 189 times in under… Keep reading →

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

For a stark on-the-ground report from Williston, North Dakota – widely considered the hub of Bakken Shale oil & gas development – read this story written by Brooklyn-based freelance journalist Laura Gottesdiener. The piece provides a glimpse inside the North American oil & gas production boom that often gets lost in the maze of production… Keep reading →

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Prices Help Drive Increase of Midwest Oil Exploration

The EIA’s latest Short-term Energy Outlook is out and US crude oil output continues to soar, while natural gas prices are expected to climb back toward the $5 per million BTU level this year, before slightly pulling back in 2015. EIA Administrator Adam Sieminski highlighted just how prolific US crude oil production has been in… Keep reading →


Everyone agrees that burning off as much as a third of the natural gas produced in North Dakota is a terrible waste of an important natural resource. The flaring problem arises out of the fact that energy companies are primarily drilling for oil in North Dakota.  A lot of natural gas comes out of those… Keep reading →

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

Texas, North Dakota and Pennsylvania Lead U.S. Energy Surge Forbes (David Blackmon) – As we prepare to celebrate our nation’s Declaration of Independence on Friday, it would also be appropriate to take a moment to celebrate those states who are currently leading our nation down the path towards energy independence.  No issue facing America today… Keep reading →

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