Category Archives: Features

How North Dakota got it right (and how other states can, too!)

By Mark Anderson, CEO, Mainstream Investors, LLC As North Dakota entered the last decade of the 20th century, it found itself near the bottom of nearly every economic metric measured, save agriculture.  Each year, it was a net exporter of people, and with a total population of just 638,800 statewide,…

From battlefield to the oilfield: Military veterans transition to new jobs

By Rebecca Colnar The Bakken oil boom is well-known for providing high-paying jobs for those willing to work in some harsh conditions with long hours. One group of people used such challenges are America’s military veterans—and those veterans have been finding work in North Dakota. by

Growing with the Bakken: Enerplus and the community

Enerplus is coming off a landmark 2013 in the Williston Basin. The company’s record production last year sets the stage for more growth in 2014. by

Giving hope today: Williston Salvation Army helps those in need in the Bakken

Story and photos by Craig Dirkes/The Salvation Army Business is booming at The Salvation Army of Williston, N.D. But it’s not the same kind of boom that Bakken oil companies are enjoying.   by

Expansion projects improve Bakken takeaway capacity

By Lisa Fattori As Bakken oil production reaches one million barrels per day (bpd), sufficient takeaway capacity and access to preferred markets continues to be a priority among shippers. Expanded crude-by-rail services, combined with new pipeline infrastructure, are together working to meet the current demand and will ramp-up to accommodate…

Industry proposes solutions to reduce flaring

By Dan Larson Responding to growing public and political pressure, the oil and gas industry presented the state of North Dakota with a proposal that would reduce flaring of associated gas to 10 percent of production within six years. by