Learn About the Bakken
Are you curious about the Bakken? Browse our online booklet to learn how the Bakken started, how it benefits the state economy and budget, the process from well planning to products made from petroleum, and how the Bakken is a critical asset to America’s energy security.
The Latest from Bakken Backers
Hess' Stacey Nachbaur knows that oil companies must invest in the communities they operate in. “We’re very much a part of the communities and we’re committed to donating our time and services whenever we can.”
Hess Corporation has invested about $30 million in the past five years on community initiatives to strengthen education, workforce development, and health and human services.
The oil and gas industry creates wealth for North Dakota residents by growing the population, providing new jobs, and providing a promising area to build a family.
According to a data survey by financial website 24/7 Wall St., the oil and gas boom in North Dakota is what has helped propel Williams County into the top spot for the most wealth per county in the state.
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Nearly limitless opportunity exists in our state. The builder of DAPL, Energy Transfer Partners, has given $2 million to the University of Mary to solve workforce training challenges and expand opportunities for every North Dakotan.
Last year, Dakota Access Pipeline developer Energy Transfer Partners donated $5 million to the University of Mary for an engineering school and to establish a workforce development program.
The oil and gas industry benefits every part, every corner of North Dakota’s economy and its success promises more jobs, more growth in our communities and a better place to live and work!