Bakken in the backyard: MDU Resources Group family of companies all busy in the Bakken

For more than 90 years, the group of companies that comprise MDU Resources Group have been busy in the Bakken. “We are built for the Bakken; it’s in our backyard,” says Bill Schneider, executive vice-president of the corporation’s Bakken development. “Even though we are spread out over most of the…

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Dakota Gasification Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Basin Electric Power Cooperative, is a global leader in carbon capture. Its Great Plains Synfuels Plant has been collecting carbon dioxide from its Rectisol unit since 2000. Dakota Gas has successfully collected and transported over 20 million metric tons of carbon dioxide for…

Growing midstream: more ‘liquids-based in the midstream space’

Many years ago, MDU Resources Group called itself a “multidimensional natural resource company.” The description was more than fitting since the Bismarck-based corporation had a utility division that offered electric generation and distribution along with natural gas distribution. The company also operated an interstate natural gas transmission pipeline and storage…

Billings is a partner to the Bakken

By Jeremy Vannatta, Big Sky Economic Development Over 200 miles away from the closest Bakken well, the city of Billings has quickly become one of the largest providers of goods and services to the Williston Basin area. While many Billings-based companies have been doing business for many years in the…

Lookin’ for ‘A Few Good Men’? Former military personnel especially suited for work in the Bakken oilpatch

By Laura Tode Everyone’s hiring in the Bakken. From the new hotels springing up like wildflowers, to the established oil companies that were around for North Dakota’s first oil boom, it seems to an outsider like anyone can find a job; but there isn’t a single employer in the Williston…

A new energy flowing to eastern Montana as Bakken field development expands

Story and photos by Rebecca Colnar The Bakken oilfield’s effect on towns in eastern Montana has been significant economically, whether in new condos and hotels being built, new businesses popping up in towns or increased traffic. RV parks are bursting at the seams, gas stations are full and service employees…