Williston Basin

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

Oil and gas development in the Williston Basin of North Dakota and Montana has not impacted shallow water resources, according to a new study. However, the age of the groundwater sampled and the sample locations indicate additional research should be conducted to fully evaluate energy production impact on regional water resources. The study was published… 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 →

Temperatures Plunge In Moscow

Russian gas independent Novatek and Gazprom oil-producing arm Gazpromneft have agreed to a $2.94bln deal to buy Italian Eni‘s stake in SeverEnergia, which is expected to produce 36 billion cubic meters of gas and liquids by 2017, equivalent to two-thirds of Novatek’s production, according to Reuters. A joint venture of Eni and Italian Enel has a 49% stake in SeverEnergia, of which Eni controls 60%. Investment… Keep reading →

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

The Bakken shale, which spans parts of North Dakota, Montana and Canada, has been a significant source of recent oil production growth for the US (though far from the only source, as many readers would point out). The bulk of that production is in North Dakota, which is producing over 900,000 barrels per day as… Keep reading →