Category: North Dakota

  • 2022 Midterm Primary Election Update

    June was a busy month for the 2022 midterm election season, with 22 primary elections and runoffs taking place over the course of four weeks. Several states that are home to Energy Workforce Member Company operations and consequential energy resources were included in this series of elections, including California, Colorado, New Mexico, North Dakota and […]

  • 2020 Energy-Producting State Election Updates

    Texas – Republican Trifecta Gov. Greg Abbott (R) Upper Chamber: Republican Lower Chamber: Republican Results Jim Wright, Republican, won the open seat on the Texas Railroad Commission, which regulates the state’s oil and gas industry. Wright is a business owner and runs four companies in the energy industry, including oilfield waste and recycling. One of his former […]

  • Rep. Armstrong Shares Oil & Gas Industry Concerns with PESA Members

    PESA’s Government Affairs Committee, led by Todd Ennenga, Halliburton, had an insightful conversation with Rep. Kelly Armstrong, (R-ND), who previously spoke during PESA’s February Washington D.C. Fly In. Rep. Armstrong’s long personal history in the oil and gas industry gives him a unique understanding of the issues facing the OFS sector. His family owns Armstrong Corporation, […]

  • North Dakota Evaluates State of Oil & Gas

    On Wednesday the North Dakota Industrial Commission decided not to intervene in the oil market. This was the outcome analysts expected after states like Texas and Oklahoma voted against enforced production curtailment. During the oil waste hearing, Continental Resources urged commissioners to help individual producers curtail efficiently. They argued that current production exceeds reasonable market […]

  • North Dakota: Bill would give elected leaders final say on oil penalties

    North Dakota State Senator Tyler Axness recently introduced SB 2342 to require elected officials to sign off before fines against oil and gas companies are reduced. Under current law, the director of the Department of Mineral resources is the final signatory on penalty settlements. The proposed bill would require a roll call vote by the state’s Industrial Commission […]

  • North Dakota: Oil Production Reaches Record Level

    Upstream Conventional & Unconventional Onshore Development The North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources released the state’s most recent oil production data earlier this month. According to the data, oil output across the state hit a record 1.19 million barrels a day in November.  These levels were achieved even as energy companies drilled fewer wells and […]

  • North Dakota: State Proposes Rules for Bakken Crude Content

    Midstream [email_link] On November 13, in an effort to improve the safety of oil transport, the state’s Industrial Commission released draft regulations on the liquid content for Bakken crude oil and mandates that equipment used to produce Bakken crude. The rules set operating standards for equipment and prohibit blending of condensate or natural gas liquids […]

  • North Dakota: Tribes Elect New Leader in Bakken Region

    [email_link] On November 5, Mark Fox was sworn in as chairman of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation. The Fort Berthold Indian Reservation produces a third of North Dakota’s total oil output at more than 330,000 barrels of oil per day. Tribal members have expressed hope that Fox will resolve issues related to revenue mismanagement […]

  • North Dakota: Voters Reject Conservation Funding Measure

    [email_link] State residents voted to reject a proposal to use 5 percent of the state’s oil and gas revenue for conservation measures including land purchases, fish/wildlife habitat improvements, flood prevention, and environmental education. The ballot measure was strongly opposed by oil companies, farmers, business interests and education groups who asserted that if enacted, the measure […]

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