Category Archives: Features

The Bakken is driving the economy and workforce efficiencies

The results are in! In 2017, the petroleum industry’s total economic contribution in North Dakota was $32.6 billion, according to a study done by North Dakota State University, sponsored by the North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC). The industry supported 51,400 jobs with a total payroll of $3.8 billion, which accounts…

SD Mines’ Energy Resources Initiative Publishes New Book

“The Fossil Fuel Revolution” RAPID CITY, SD (Aug 29, 2019) — The boom in tight oil and shale gas in the last two decades, fueled by a combination of directional drilling and staged hydraulic fracturing, has revolutionized the energy industry, revitalized reserves once thought depleted, changed the global energy market and raised environmental concerns.  …

The extensive review of the Davis Refinery: The cleanest on the planet

With contributions from Meridian Energy Group Davis Refinery Engineering & Permitting Team The Davis Refinery is now fully permitted. This achievement was the result of a long, arduous and intensive process, with numerous agencies and governing bodies participating or monitoring every step. Many doubted Meridian’s ability to accomplish this, but…

TransCanada Plans Name Change to TC Energy

TransCanada Corporation (TSX, NYSE: TRP) (TransCanada) today announced its intention to change its name to TC Energy to better reflect the scope of the company’s operations as a leading North American energy infrastructure company. TransCanada’s shareholders will be asked to approve a special resolution to change the name at the…

Bakken communities adopting strategies to address workforce shortage

Companies in the oil business sometimes struggle for capital. Others have to contend with tough terrain or harsh weather. And some are forced to cope with environmental opposition. But in North Dakota these days, the biggest obstacle to success is finding enough workers to do the job. Bakken oil producers…

ONEOK to invest $2.3 billion for additional NGL and natural gas infrastructure

ONEOK, Inc. announced plans to invest approximately $2.3 billionbetween now and 2020 to construct: A new 400,000-barrel per day (bpd) natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline – the Arbuckle II Pipeline – that will create additional NGL transportation capacity between ONEOK’s extensive Mid-Continent infrastructure in Oklahoma and the company’s existing NGL facilities in Mont Belvieu,…