19
Jan
Oil and gas jobs are on the rise in the Bakken
The long-term outlook for jobs is positive throughout North Dakota and especially in Region 1, which includes Williams County.

10
Jan
North Dakota sues to end freeze on federal oil lease sales that costs state millions in lost revenue
North Dakota is suing the federal government over millions of dollars of royalties the state is losing because the Biden administration has frozen oil lease sales on federal lands.

06
Jan
State Sues Interior Over Cancelled Leases
The State of North Dakota filed a lawsuit this week against the US Department of Interior and the Bureau of Land Management over the cancellation of seven quarterly federal oil and gas lease sales in the state the past two years.

19
Dec
North Dakota Land Board Announces Full Completion of Missouri River Acreage Adjustment Project
The North Dakota Board of University and School Lands (Land Board) today announced full completion of the Missouri River Acreage Adjustment Project, which in total returned a net of approximately $130 million to North Dakota private mineral owners and oil and gas operators. Part I of the project totaled $120 million and was completed earlier this year. Part II totaled $10 million and was completed last week.

19
Dec
Blizzards, subzero temperatures causing significant drop in oil and gas production
North Dakota’s oil and gas production numbers are taking a huge hit due to the recent weather.

13
Dec
Basin Electric seeks state OK for power plant expansion; data center industry cited
Basin Electric Power Cooperative is seeking state approval to expand a natural gas-fired power plant in McKenzie County in part to accommodate a growing data center industry in the region.

09
Dec
Oil Tax Distribution Report Released
The 2022 update of North Dakota’s Oil and Gas Tax Study is complete and there is good news - the revenue from the energy industry’s taxes benefits every person in the state.

09
Dec
Senators Push for Oil Well Remediation
ND Senator Kevin Cramer, along with New Mexico Senator Ben Ray Luján, introduced the Abandoned Well Remediation Research and Development Act this week.