Hess adds fourth rig in Bakken, won't add more even if price goes up
Hess is back on track in the Bakken and has added a fourth drilling rig to its program, with an eye toward a steady growth to a long-term 200,000 barrels per day plateau.

Interior to reconsider social cost of greenhouse gas in Dakota oil leases
The Biden administration has agreed to consider the climate impacts and the social cost of greenhouse gas emissions in a new environmental review of oil and gas leases in Montana and the Dakotas, according to a settlement with conservation groups.

Pro-Oil Industry Video Shoot Planned
The Center for the American Experiment, a Minnesota-based think tank that recently began operations in North Dakota, is planning a video shoot that will support the ND oil industry with clips of average citizens expressing their thoughts on the value of its contributions to the state and national economy.

WDEA Scholarship Program
The Western Dakota Energy Association will award three $1,000 scholarships this fall to students enrolled or planning to enroll in an energy-related field at a North Dakota college, university or technical school.

Judge permanently blocks Biden leasing pause in states that sued
A Louisiana judge issued a permanent injunction against the Biden administration’s moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on federal lands Thursday night, a day after another court tossed an earlier injunction against it.

NDPF Announces 2022 Scholarship Recipients
The North Dakota Petroleum Foundation announced its 2022 Al Golden Scholars, Wednesday.

North Dakota Supreme Court strikes key portions of 'pore space' law
North Dakota’s Supreme Court on Thursday struck down key portions of a state law that a landowners group argued amounts to the unconstitutional taking of private property rights.

Oil, gas pipeline training and fusion course announced
The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) announced today that its next training seminar for the energy industry will be in North Dakota. Focusing on the proper use of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and composite pipe for oil and gas gathering water lines, it will be held Aug. 30- 31 at the Rough Rider Center in Watford City.