Category Archives: Features

The new Hellfighters

NDIC gears up to enforce stringent new gas flaring regulations coming into effect By Rebecca Colnar Gas flaring in the Bakken has been making worldwide news.  Everyone is concerned about it, from industry and mineral owners to environmental groups and politicians. The Ceres Group shows a map of the U.S….

Waiting for Keystone XL means more rail and truck transport of crude

By Chris Faulkner, President and CEO, Breitling Energy Corporation The transport of crude oil by rail and truck, while we wait for the Obama administration to make a decision on the final sections of the Keystone XL pipeline, is undergoing strong scrutiny both in the U.S. and Canada after several small…

‘Kicking the can’ on fracking in Colorado

Policy storm poses wider implications for the industry at large By Michael Sandoval New state-based fracking regulations will not be on the Colorado ballot in November, but that does not mean the raging debate over the traditional extraction method will die down anytime soon—for this state, or our neighbors to…

Business community lines up against Clean Water, Wildlife, and Parks Constitutional Amendment

Greater North Dakota Chamber explains Why is the business community lining up against the Clean Water, Wildlife, and Parks Constitutional Amendment? The Greater North Dakota Chamber is opposed to the Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks (CWWPA) Constitutional Measure.  At first glance, you may wonder why, considering there’s potentially billions of…

U.S. energy independence: Bakken helping pave the way

By Heather Siegel © DTC Energy Group, Inc. 2013 Major technological advancements in drilling and completing oil and gas wells over the past five years helped make North Dakota’s Bakken shale one of the most successful oilfields in U.S. history. Boasting an estimated mean resource of 3.65 billion barrels of…

Oil & natural gas stimulate North Dakota economic and job growth

Oil and natural gas are driving the U.S. economy through a major energy boom and that boom is rippling through the economy of North Dakota, supporting business activity across the state. This finding grows out of a new American Petroleum Institute survey of domestic oil and natural gas vendors, which…