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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…

North Dakota Petroleum Council opens applications for 2018-2019 Al Golden Scholarships

2018-2019 scholarship represents a decade of industry commitment to education The North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC) is now taking applications for its Al Golden Scholarship program for the 2018-2019 school year. The NDPC will award nine $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing degrees or training in an energy-related field. “Workforce recruitment…

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,…

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

NDPC nationally recognized for Pick Up the Patch! program

The North Dakota Petroleum Council was recently recognized with an Environmental Partnership Award by the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC). The NDPC received the award for its Pick Up the Patch! Program, which was launched in 2012 to create partnerships between communities and the oil and gas industry…