Issues

North Dakota Energy

North Dakota has experienced tremendous growth in oil and natural gas production in the past decade, in particular with development in the Bakken and Three Forks Shale formations. Continued access to energy-rich deposits and production technologies in these areas will enable North Dakota to grow the jobs, revenue and energy America needs to boost our economy and energy security.

 

Infrastructure

America's energy boom provides a unique opportunity for the U.S to create even more jobs, and save energy, for Americans by updating our nation's energy infrastructure. Within in the past 4 years, the United States has become the world's top producer of oil and natural gas. This dramatic expansion in our nation's energy production has rocketed us ahead of of perennial top-oil producing nations like Saudi Arabia, Russia, China, Canada, and Venezuela.

 

Tax Reform Right

Any tax reform will significantly impact how businesses look at the economics of their investments and any new tax rules that affect America’s oil and natural gas industry could directly impact the amount of energy that is produced and supplied to the economy.

 

Local Impact

North Dakota has experienced exponential growth in jobs and revenue due to oil and natural gas development in the Bakken Shale.

 

Hydraulic Fracturing

Hydraulic fracturing, combined with horizontal drilling, has led to North Dakota's explosion in oil and natural gas development in the Bakken Shale. These technologies have allowed engineers to extract billions of barrels oil and billions of cubic feet of natural gas that were trapped thousands of feet beneath the surface, and will continue to do so for years.

 

Renewable Fuel Standard

Sound regulations protect human health and the environment, while promoting economic development. Unfortunately, some regulations are not only harmful to the economy but also unnecessary for environmental protection.

 

National Energy Issues

It is imperative the industry, in coordination with citizens and policymakers work together to maintain America's position as a global leader.