North Dakota Energy

The U.S. energy renaissance is on full display in North Dakota. Energy from the sprawling Williston Basin, which includes the Bakken shale – harnessed with modern hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling – has North Dakota production numbers soaring 1,200% between 2000 to 2015.  

All thanks to safe fracking.

In 2000, North Dakota ranked ninth in the country in crude production, in 2010 it ranked fourth.  In 2015, North Dakota produced 429 million barrels, an all-time high, ranking it second behind Texas.

ND State Energy Facts

See two-page energy infographic for the Peace Garden State.

North Dakota’s dramatic production increase is a big reason the United States leads the world in oil and natural gas output. As North Dakota energy production has expanded, so has U.S. output – helping the economy, benefiting individual households and making the country more energy secure. North Dakota is a microcosm of that larger energy picture.

It’s critically important that pro-development policies are followed to support and increase America’s energy renaissance. That means access to resources, fostering an environment for private investment in energy development – including needed energy infrastructure including pipelines – and reasonable regulatory structures that allow safe and responsible projects to go forward.

Energy is essential for virtually every aspect of our daily lives. It powers national, state and local economies, gets us to work and goes into products we rely on for health and comfort. Safe, responsible energy development here at home is linked to national security as well as Americans’ individual prosperity and liberty – in North Dakota and all the 50 states of energy.