Oil Wells & Water: The Demand Rises

As oil development continues to both enrich and challenge the state of North Dakota, providing access to water for both domestic and industrial use has become one of the most urgent issues that commands the attention of private enterprise as well as government entities. “The main challenge is just the water supply in general,” explains… [More…]

Government Regulations: A Balancing Act

With a production of more than one-half million barrels of oil everyday, North Dakota’s robust oil and gas industry remains a prime target of interest for environmentalists as well as regulators at all levels. “The regulations just continue to pile up,” explains Ron Ness, president of the North Dakota Petroleum Council. “They have people whose… [More…]

Environmental Stewardship: And Reclamation

As the second largest oil producing state in the country with 209 drilling rigs pumping an average of 558,254 barrels a day, North Dakota continues to be the economic envy of many other states that are struggling with large budget deficits, high unemployment rates and negative growth rates. All eyes are on the Peace Garden… [More…]