(The Washington Post)
North Dakota’s oil industry currently employs more than 40,000 people. Williston, formerly a sleepy town in the northwestern part of the state, has rocketed on the scene as the sixth largest city in the 48th most populous state primarily because of the controversial oil and gas drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing technology or “fracking.”
The rapid growth of North Dakota's oil patch communities has so overwhelmed the infrastructure that the former commander of coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan compared the area to a battle field, a state legislator said Thursday.
(Voice of Alexandria)
The F-B-I is looking at what's being called a potential threat to national security in the North Dakota oil patch.
Hess Corp and other major North Dakota oil producers will tell the state's top energy regulators on Tuesday that existing field practices used to prepare Bakken crude for rail transport are safe and that tighter standards could actually do more harm than good.
(The Bakken Magazine)
To start his speech on the evolving unconventional landscape, Jeff Miller, president of Halliburton, told the crowd at the North Dakota Petroleum Council that during his 30-minute speech, North Dakota would produce 21,000 barrels of oil. “I’d like to say thanks to North Dakota,” he said.
When it comes to the Bakken, we’re only at the beginning, energy industry insiders told an audience of oil experts and novices Tuesday at the Astoria Hotel & Events Center.