Oil Reserves Growth|
March 6, 2014 | Energy Information Administration
These charts show how proved oil reserves have been increasing in some parts of the United States – especially in North Dakota.
Problems Finding Employees for the Bakken Shale|
March 4, 2014 | The Bakken
An article in “The Bakken Magazine” explains some of the problems faced by employers who need to find talent to develop the North Dakota Bakken Formation.
Capturing More Natural Gas in North Dakota|
March 2, 2014 | Bloomberg.com
North Dakota has been flaring about 1/3 of the gas produced from the Bakken Formation and drawing criticism as a result. Now North Dakota state government is trying to rally investments from natural gas processors and chemical manufacturing to utilize that gas.
Wall Maps of US States|
February 23, 2014 | Geology.com Store
Raven Maps are beautiful examples of shaded-relief wall maps that display the elevation of a state in vibrant colors. These large maps look great in a classroom, den or office. Use one to mark the locations of your work or company.
An Effort to Curb Flaring in the Bakken?|
February 9, 2014 | New York Times
An effort to curb natural gas flaring at Bakken Shale oil wells could result in a 40% increase in North Dakota natural gas output by the end of 2015.
Related: A collection of NASA satellite images that show natural gas being flaring at locations all over the world.
Should Royalty Owners Be Paid for Flared Gas?|
February 4, 2014 | NPR
An energy company leases your land and starts drilling a well. The well starts flowing oil and natural gas. The oil can be collected and hauled away in trucks but dealing with the natural gas when there is no nearby pipeline is a nuisance. So instead of shutting the well in and waiting on pipeline the energy company decides to flare the gas and sell the oil. That wastes gas that the royalty owner might have been paid for.
Natural gas is being flared from so many places on this planet that you can see it from space.
The Increasing Importance of Railroads to the Energy Sector|
December 19, 2013 | The Oklahoman
An article on The Oklahoman website explains the growing importance of railroads to the energy sector. More crude oil and frac sand are being shipped by rail today than ever before.
A Shortage of Pipeline Capacity|
November 26, 2013 | BizJournals
The San Antonio Business Journal has an article that describes how pipeline capacity is throttling production from the Eagle Ford Shale of Texas and the Bakken Formation of North Dakota.
Related: What is the Eagle Ford Shale?
Bakken at a Million Barrels per Day|
November 17, 2013 | Energy Information Administration
“The latest monthly update of estimated crude oil production in the Bakken region of North Dakota and Montana shows total wellhead output topping 1 million barrels of oil per day (bbl/d) next month.” Quoted from the Energy Information Administration.
Growth in Bakken and Eagle Ford Oil Production|
October 24, 2013 | FuelFix
Oil production from the Bakken Formation rose 26,000 barrels per day in September, while Eagle Ford production rose by 24,000 barrels. The increase for Permian Basin, Haynesville, Marcellus, and Niobrara combined was 12,000 barrels per day.
Geographic Concentration of Scientists and Engineers|
September 19, 2013 | National Science Foundation
The geographic distribution of scientists and engineers in the United States is not uniform. Some states have much higher percentages of these professionals than other states. Virginia, Washington, Maryland and Colorado have higher than average numbers of these professionals. Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Dakota and South Dakota have lower percentages.
Reducing Natural Gas Flaring in the Bakken|
August 13, 2013 | InForum.com
Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior, recently visited North Dakota. Part of her purpose there was to learn about natural gas flaring. About $3.6 million in natural gas is wasted through flaring in North Dakota every day.
Related: Global view of natural gas flaring.
Rocketing North Dakota GDP|
July 15, 2013 | Energy Information Administration
“In recent years, North Dakota has seen significant gains in real gross domestic product per capita, coinciding with development of the Bakken shale play. In 2001, North Dakota’s GDP per capita was well below the U.S. average, ranking 38th out of 50 states. [...] By 2012, its real GDP per capita was $55,250, more than 29% above the national average. Quoted from the Energy Information Administration website article.
Tax Breaks to Stop Natural Gas Flaring?|
July 3, 2013 | Fuel Fix
Drillers in North Dakota can now qualify for special tax breaks if they use natural gas as a fuel instead of flaring.
NASA recently published an image demonstrating that flaring natural gas in North Dakota can be seen from space.
Flooding Around Fargo|
May 2, 2013 | NASA
NASA’s Earth Observatory has satellite images that display flooding in the area around Fargo, North Dakota from early and late April 2013. They show waters of the Red River covering farmland around the city.
Export Light Crude?|
April 10, 2013 | TheHill.com
A Royal Dutch Shell executive makes a case for exporting light crude oil instead of building new refining capacity.
The US Oil Bonanza and High Gasoline Prices|
April 2, 2013 | Business Week
Even though oil production rates in the United States are climbing and the amount of gasoline being used by drivers is falling the price of gasoline remains high. An article in Bloomberg Businessweek explains why.
Bakken Boom in Western North Dakota|
February 14, 2013 | Fox Business
The jobless rate in the 12 North Dakota counties over the Bakken Formation is less than 2% and employers are having a very difficult time attracting talented workers – even though the population of these counties is growing rapidly.
Reducing Natural Gas Flaring in North Dakota|
January 25, 2013 | The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead
An enormous amount of natural gas is being flared in western North Dakota. The House Taxation and Finance Committee is considering a plan to incentivize collection or use of natural gas at drilling sites that are waiting on pipeline.
Diamond Exploration in Eastern North Dakota|
January 7, 2013 | North Dakota Geological Survey
This fact sheet by the North Dakota Geological Survey describes the possibility of kimberlites in North Dakota and a 2010 exploration program conducted by Kennecott.