12.10.13

Sporting and Oil Industry Forum Announce Wildlife and Habitat Improvement Program

The Sporting and Oil Industry Forum is launching a new program to enhance wildlife and habitat in North Dakota and help increase access to the outdoors.

 

11.15.13

INFOGRAPHIC: Shale Brings Manufacturing Back to the United States

One of the biggest economic stories relating to U.S. shale development is the rebirth of domestic manufacturing. Abundant and affordable supplies of natural gas and its associated liquids, which manufacturers use as a feedstock for the products they create, have made the United States one of the lowest cost countries in which companies can invest.

 

09.23.13

Brown Approves California Regulations on Oil Fracking

California Governor Jerry Brown, preparing the state for development of the largest shale-oil reserves in the U.S., signed into law regulations for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a process that has been criticized by environmental groups.

 

09.06.13

Study: U.S. Oil And Gas Revolution To Increase Income, Boost Trade

The economic and employment contributions from U.S. unconventional oil and gas production are now being felt throughout the U.S. economy, increasing household incomes, boosting trade and contributing to a new increase in U.S. competitiveness in the world economy, a new study by IHS finds.

 

07.19.13

DOE study: Fracking chemicals didn't taint water

A landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, shows no evidence that chemicals from the natural gas drilling process moved up to contaminate drinking water aquifers at a western Pennsylvania drilling site, the Department of Energy told The Associated Press.

 

05.02.13

There's Twice as Much Oil Below North Dakota than We Thought

Don't expect the energy boom in Montana and the Dakotas to end anytime soon.

 

03.05.13

Keystone XL pipeline clears hurdle as State report downplays climate impact

A draft State Department report concludes that building the Keystone XL pipeline would not speed up development of Canada's oil sands, dealing a blow to environmentalists who claim Keystone would worsen climate change.

 

02.05.13

5 things you need to know about fracking

Fracking is short for "hydraulic fracturing," and the catch-all term used to describe the process of extracting oil and natural gas from shale rock formations deep underground. The process goes roughly like this: A company drills down more than a mile deep into the shale rock formations. Then comes what is known as "horizontal drilling" - effectively, the drilling turns 90 degrees, so that the well is exposed to more rock than it would be otherwise.

 

01.24.13

Hoeven, Baucus, Bipartisan Group of Senators Call on President to Approve Keystone After Approval By Nebraska

Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators today sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to approve the Keystone XL pipeline following Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman's approval of the route through Nebraska Tuesday. In one day's time, the letter gained 53 signatures, a majority of the U.S. Senate. Senators in addition to Hoeven and Baucus who attended the news conference include Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Mark Pryor (D-Ark.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Mary Landrieu (D-La.), David Vitter (R-La.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

 

12.14.12

Oil, gas wildlife impact

In an effort to educate, inform, assess impacts to wildlife by energy development and develop future management practices, a Director's Energy Task Force has been formed within the North Dakota Game and Fish Department.