Natural gas production in the Bakken region grew while crude oil fell in 2021
Annual natural gas production (measured as gross withdrawals) in North Dakota’s Bakken region increased by 9% in 2021, even as the region’s crude oil production declined by 6%, according to our Drilling Productivity Report.

North Dakota company scrubs plans for trans-state natural gas pipeline
Despite millions of dollars in promised subsidies, a unit of North Dakota’s only Fortune 500 company says it won’t pursue plans to build a natural gas pipeline from western North Dakota’s oil patch to the eastern part of the state.

Remote work, technology helping oilfield cope better with blizzard
Technology hasn’t only helped companies grow the core of the Bakken out and extend its lifespan, it’s also helping them cope better with challenges like the recent three-day blizzard here in North Dakota.

Interior Announces Resumption of Leasing: Sales Will Require "Climate Change" Analysis
After defying court orders for months, the Biden administration announced today that it intends to resume oil and gas lease sales on public lands.

Pipeline Authority director: Proposed crude oil pipeline shows continued confidence in the Bakken
The director of the North Dakota Pipeline Authority said the announcement of a crude oil pipeline to be built from McKenzie County to Baker, Montana shows continued confidence in the Bakken.

March Employment Report: OFS Jobs Rise in March
Employment in the U.S. oilfield services, and equipment sector rose by an estimated 2,698 jobs to 608,702 in March, according to preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and analysis by the Energy Workforce & Technology Council (Council). Gains were made in six of seven categories, including machinery manufacturing, chemical manufacturing, and petroleum and coal products manufacturing.

ND DMR - Bakken & Three Forks Drilling Inventory Update
Decades of Remaining Drilling Inventory in North Dakota's Bakken & Three Forks:

Frost Laws Extended Across Most of ND
The ND Department of Transportation has announced that seasonal weight restrictions will be extended to all North Dakota highways south of and including Highway 2 beginning Monday, March 28.