Monthly Meeting Recap - March 2020
The Williston API held their March General Monthly Meeting on Tuesday March 3rd.

Fracking Ban Could Cripple U.S., New Study Finds
We've been making the point that political chatter about banning safe hydraulic fracturing and ending federal natural gas and oil leasing simply doesn't make sense when you think about how far the U.S. has come in recent years - economic growth, increased energy security and consumer benefits - because of modern fracking, which is used for 95% of new wells in the U.S. today. Thanks to a new study, we now know what America would look like, and the picture isn't good.

NDDOT Starts Hwy 85 4-Lane Project
NDDOT Starts Hwy 85 4-Lane Project - Watford City to Long X to be Built in 2023 The North Dakota Department of Transportation is expanding Highway 85 to a four-lane from Watford City to the Long X Bridge over the Little Missouri River.

Oilfield cooks up chili for the Bakken at annual charity event
TorcSill had its biggest year yet in 2019 with $14 million in business, a success the company, which provides helical pile and anchor solutions to clients in a broad range of energy and other markets, hopes to top in 2020.

Officials: North Dakota oil output may peak within 5 years
North Dakota's oil production may peak within five years as companies finish drilling the most prolific portions of the state's oil patch, state and industry officials told lawmakers Tuesday. Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms, the state's top oil regulator, said about 20% of drilling activity is now outside the "core" areas of western North Dakota's oil producing region.

North Dakota Reclamation Conference set in Dickinson
The eighth annual North Dakota Reclamation Conference is scheduled Feb. 25-26 at the Roosevelt Grand Dakota Hotel in Dickinson.

Simulators on campus: Big rig for Petroleum Engineering is big deal
UND's Department of Petroleum Engineering will soon host world's larges oil drilling simulator

Sanders introduces bill to ban fracking
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) this week introduced a bill that aims to ban hydraulic fracking.