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North Dakota Oil Boom

Energy Quote of the Day: 'I Didn’t Expect a 25-Year-Old Man to Get Beaten to Death'

October 28, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Fracking Boom and Community Risk

For a stark on-the-ground report from the hub of Bakken Shale oil & gas development, read this story by Laura Gottesdiener. It provides a glimpse inside the boom that often gets lost in the maze of production figures, reserves estimates, and market analysis that dominates reporting on the issue.[read more]

Bakken Fuels North Dakota's Oil Production Growth

August 12, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Bakken and Production Growth

North Dakota crude oil production surpassed 1.0 million barrels per day (bbl/d) in April and May (the latest data available). This record is the result of increasing crude oil production from the Williston Basin's Bakken and Three Forks formations in North Dakota and eastern Montana.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: 'Texas & North Dakota Now Account for Almost Half of Total US Oil Production'

July 11, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Texas and North Dakota Production

The Energy Information Administration’s latest Short-term Energy Outlook is out and United States 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.[read more]

Environmental Risk: The Oil Boom Produces Another Spill

October 18, 2013 by Bill Chameides

The oil boom is alive in North Dakota where fracking - injecting water, sand and chemicals into the Earth to liberate the fuel trapped inside rock formations - has opened up huge new reserves of oil trapped in shale. Apparently oil spills are also kicking up a bit of a kerfuffle in North Dakota.[read more]

North Dakota Overtakes Alaska in Oil Production

July 30, 2012 by James Coan

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While we’re in Alaska, we keep hearing the same joke that if Alaska were split in two, Texas would be the third largest state. It turns out that when it comes to oil production, there’s a new state that’s fallen to third place – Alaska.In March, North Dakota passed Alaska to be the second-largest oil producer. From the AP:North Dakota...[read more]

The Next Era of Hydrocarbon Development: Well Underway and Dirtier Than the First

September 30, 2010 by Keith Schneider
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With astonishing speed and influence, American oil companies, Canadian pipeline builders, and investors from all over the globe are spending huge sums in an economically promising and exceedingly ecologically risky race to open the next era of hydrocarbon development.[read more]