Patten Receives NDPC Service Award
Watford City Senator Dale Patten was presented with the ND Petroleum Council's Outstanding Public Service Award during the NDPC annual meeting this week at the Rough Rider Center in Watford City.

North Dakota Petroleum Council Annual Meeting wraps up with discussion on oil and gas production, employment challenges
The North Dakota Petroleum Council’s Annual Meeting concluded Thursday afternoon, wrapping up two days of discussion on the current state of the Bakken.

Entrepreneurs reflect on Bakken boom at MSU event
Minot State University hosted a conversation with three oil and gas executives to tell their stories of their experiences riding the tumultuous waves of life as an entrepreneur in the Bakken oil field.

Corps Releases Draft DAPL EIS: Document Offers Five Alternatives
The US Army Corps of Engineers has released its long-awaited draft environmental impact statement on the Missouri River crossing of the Dakota Access Pipeline south of Bismarck.

Crescent Energy to sell North Dakota assets to Kraken Resources
Crescent Point Energy (CPG.TO) would sell its North Dakota assets to Kraken Resources for $500 million in cash, according to sources familiar with the matter, as the Canadian oil and gas producer looks to repay its debt.

Energy Transfer to Acquire Crestwood in a $7.1 Billion All-Equity Transaction
Energy Transfer LP (NYSE: ET) (“Energy Transfer”) and Crestwood Equity Partners LP (NYSE: CEQP) (“Crestwood”) announced today that the parties have entered into a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Energy Transfer will acquire Crestwood in an all-equity transaction valued at approximately $7.1 billion, including the assumption of $3.3 billion of debt, based on the closing price on August 15, 2023.

Hess using all-electric rigs in the Bakken
Hess Corp. is using four Nabors all-electric drilling rigs in the Bakken.

If Dakota Access pipeline doesn’t pass environmental review, oil could derail agriculture transport
Any potential shutdown of the Dakota Access oil pipeline could literally derail grain and ethanol shipments in the Midwest, potentially costing the agriculture industry billions of dollars.