Category Archives: Industry News

SD Mines Researchers Explore Hydraulic Fracturing to Expand Geothermal Energy

The use of hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) has been a topic of contention in the oil and gas industry. However, researchers believe fracking can also be used at depth in hard rocks that contain no oil or gas to improve geothermal energy production. The process could enhance the use of…

Meridian Energy Group, Inc. begins civil construction of the Davis Refinery

Meridian Energy Group, Inc., the leading developer of innovative and environmentally-compliant oil refining facilities, announced on July 17, 2018 that the company has executed a contract with SEH Design|Build, Inc. (SEH D|B), a subsidiary of Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SHE) with an office in Bismarck, North Dakota, for the performance…

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…