Category Archives: Industry News

Science-based Collaboratory Brings Diverse Stakeholders Together to Study Methane Emissions from Natural Gas

  A new industry-led collaborative research consortium will work to advance methane science to better understand global methane emissions and the need for additional solutions. The Collaboratory for Advancing Methane Science (CAMS) will pursue scientific studies addressing methane emissions from all sectors along the entire natural gas value chain, from…

Growing the Bakken

By James Sorensen, principal geologist, and John Harju, vice president for strategic partnerships at the University of North Dakota Energy & Environmental Research Center The Bakken play continues to be one of the most prolific oil-producing plays in North America. Data from the Energy Information Agency (EIA) shows that during…

Williston STAR Fund provides stellar impact on community development

By Barbara Peterson, Marketing Coordinator, Williston Economic Development The Williston STAR Fund is having a stellar impact on community development. The Williston City Commission has awarded nearly $1 million in STAR Fund grants to 30 businesses since June of 2017. The grants are aiding projects totaling almost $12 million in…

PSC approves permit for expansion of the Bear Creek Gas Plant

The North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved a siting permit for the expansion of the Bear Creek Gas Plant in Dunn County. The permit was approved during the commission’s April 11 meeting. “Bear Creek is one of several gas processing projects under development in the state,” said commission…

Moody’s: US tax law changes are a net positive for oil and gas companies

The effects of recent U.S. tax law changes on the oil and gas industry range from mildly to significantly positive, Moody’s Investors Service says in a new report. While the changes are mostly positive for the refining and marketing sector, which generates considerable taxable income when refining margins are cyclically…

COSIA marks fifth consecutive year of progress in oil sands innovation

At its 2017 annual Performance Update, Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) showcased advances towards its goal of accelerating the pace of environmental performance in Canada’s oil sands. To date, members of Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) have voluntarily shared 981 distinct environmental technologies costing $1.4 billion. Since its…