The expectation contained in the latest OPEC monthly report that U.S. shale producers should join together to artificially limit production indicates that the cartel's fundamental misunderstanding of the nature of the U.S. oil industry that existed in 2014 still lingers today.
Today, Sunday, May 14th, marks the first day oil will flow through the much maligned Dakota Access Pipeline. It is a milestone on many fronts. Yet again North Dakota is setting the benchmark for responsible energy development in our country.
2 weeks agoMeghan Martin Happy Mother's Day Merica 😉 Drill baby Drill
2 weeks agoAJ Hickman Too bad some of the oil companies are now deciding to make contractors jump thru impossible hoops, buying directly thru suppliers so there is no possibility of any mark up (regardless of the fact that it takes time and manpower to order and obtain those parts), and even at times taking projects previously awarded to specific contractors and giving them to contractors who use unlicensed and many illegal immigrants to assure higher profits. Don't be surprised if there aren't some serious safety issues soon I the drilling sites.
Senator Heidi Heitkamp Voted to keep a rule that could be hurting ND jobs, after she told oil executives she would vote to repeal it.
1 week agoMarsha Cummings I do not watch Chris Berg. I attempted too. Did not work for me. I did not click on this story. Fact is, I only watch our local news stations up there in Fargo, ND for the "weather". They have real good weather people. I have found the local news stations up in Fargo to be anti President Trump. Anything negative and they ponce right on it. They never say what good things our President has done. Fact is, the day after the Election none of the Fargo TV stations even said we had a new President. I did not vote for Heidi Heitkamp. I doubt that she will be re-elected. We need more Republican Senators in the Senate. Our President Trump is being held back by the Senate. ND is a very lucky state. The Bakken oil field is the larger than all of the Middle East oil fields combined. We also have the "sweet pure oil". Not the second or third or fourth grade oil. The Bakken oil field goes as far as the James River thus far reported. The oil drilling out in Western ND is only the tip of the ice-berg. There is centuries of oil under ND. Basically, the USA has lots more oil. Much still not tapped. The USA would be a "prize" for any country to take over. What I do find alarming is that ND has always been a Republican state. Our local news coverage does not reflect that. Thank God us North Dakotans do understand. Vote Republican!
2 weeks agoJerry Kallestad Chris Berg is no ratings King ,the little reactionary clown try's really hard ! Maybe some day he will be just like Scott Hennen , a bad memory !
2 weeks agoHillard Froshaug What she voted against was air pollution and dumping waste water into our rivers and streams. She is for North Dakota, not the big business interests. It was not a vote for energy jobs.. I thought Bakken Backers told the truth. Evidently not it this case.
2 weeks agoJudy Hager It appears that she listens to all, investigates and then votes for what she believes is best for the country and North Dakota. National political analysts consider her Republican. I would rather have this then political party before constituents and country as shown by Hoeven's vote for DeVos (acknowledged by inference that his contacts with our constituents overwhelmingly wished for a rejection of her) and Cramer' vote for the health bill (again inferred that a no vote was overwhelming asked for by North Dakotans) Her votes often go against my desires but I can accept them. I used to be able to accept Hoeven's- now I question the why of his decisions. Cramer' s definetly is what is best for me and my party before ND, constituents or America.
2 weeks agoAbigail Bingen Capturing flared gas can be used to create jobs as well, mineral owners will be paid for that gas and so will the State of North Dakota. ( not to mention cleaner air quality) the people of North Dakota don't pay this cost, the oil company does. Cramer is in the pocket of big oil. Check out his political donors. You'll see.
2 weeks agoTim Marsh Good for you Heidi. It's about time you started thinking for yourself again instead of sucking up to Trump.
2 weeks agoDawn Larson She really doesn't give a shit about North Dakota and I think she should be recalled because we need someone in DC that cares about ND and it's residents! He people need the jobs to support their families!
2 weeks agoJan Johnson Heidi has changed since she went to D.C. This must be demonocrat training when you get to Washington. You learn how to screw your state and pad your own pockets. I thought she was better than this. As we learn more about her collaborations with other dem's, she will lose the respect and votes of the ND voters.
2 weeks agoMark William Weber She fooled us for a moment when she voted in favor of judge Gorsutch, but her vote would not have mattered. If ND is stupid enough to re-elect her, we get what we deserve. Her office tried to convince me how great Obamacare was after my wife's premium tripled and the deductable was five times higher than before. She is a liberal who doesn't give a rat's ass about what is best for a majority of people in ND. She never tricked me for a second, but apparently she did a number on a lot of other voters in the state.
2 weeks agoCarol Moore She is a Democrat. Enough said. Expect it from her every time her vote counts. I remember Conrad and Dorgan promising to vote for a balanced budget amendment. They voted against it. Either of their votes would have passed the amendment. That was when it counted. They failed. North Dakota needs to learn that it ISN'T the man (or woman); it's the party.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., voted Wednesday, May 10, against repealing a federal rule related to methane emissions, a regulation supported by tribal and environmental groups but considered "disastrous" by North Dakota's energy industry.Congress proposed to repeal the Bureau.....
1 week agoStephen Johnson The majority of ND are for the oil fields and development of the Bakkan. She is supposed to follow what the majority of ND residents demand. Not what non North Dakotans want. She is a traitor to our state and the majority of the people in this state. Schumer cornered her and made her change her vote making it political.
2 weeks agoGary Lackey Wasting 35% of the natural gas (methane) was not good but it may be down to only 10% now. It could be down to less than 5%. How is dropping the waste from 35% down to <5% a bad thing when every bit of that formerly wasted gas can now be taxed and used to support our economy rather than wasted? Doesn't that gas collection make jobs? Doesn't that gas processing make jobs? Doesn't that extra gas actually lower the cost of gas?
Not liking the deceit associated with this article (and similar recent articles) as it (they) ignores waste and those taxes gained by taxing the gas recovered since waste was reduced from 35% down to ~10%. I realize oil companies liked it when vehicle efficiency was less than 15 mpg but give me a break.
2 weeks agoRachel Kanski I knew she was two faced when she ran for office...touting support of ND's energy industry, while still being so obviously liberal. What a joke. We'll take care of her in the voting booths.
2 weeks agoShawn McDowell She certainly isn't representing her state. She's simply a branch of the wacko California libs. Any North Dakotan who voted for her should be ashamed of themselves. Speak LOUDLY with your vote next election. This Hillary wannabe has got to go.
2 weeks agoCarla Bromley There is more money in green energy and way more jobs. Start thinking about your children's future people.
2 weeks agoMary Mattern Look at where her campaign money is coming from. Large %from out of state and environmental groups. No wonder she votes in their favor not for the people of her state.
2 weeks agoEdna Hammeren Good grief. Less money for the state, fewer jobs, plus we have to keep getting oil from the East! Damn I hope she's voted out. She's not good for North Dakota!
2 weeks agoRicky Floyd Note that the lying traitor that calls himself a conservative voted with the liberals yet again. John McCain is a wolf in sheep's clothing.......
2 weeks agoDanise Morgan Well Heidi I see you made it ND after you were no good for Cleveland eh? Prob your last term here also after this report. There is enough oil here to export and supply the u.s.!
2 weeks agoPeter Smith She will have to be reminded of voting against North Dakota in two years when she's running for election again... she has always been North Dakota's enemy
“In 1983, I was told we’re going be out of oil and fossil fuels definitively in 2003. That’s not true,” Zinke said at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. “And, you know, I always say God’s got a sense of humor -- he gave us fracking. And fracking is a game-changer -- certainly a global game-changer.”
North Dakota's governor is asking President Donald Trump for federal reimbursement of $38 million in state law enforcement costs related to months of protests over construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Gov. Doug Burgum emailed Trump Saturday seeking a presidential disaster...
1 week agoDavid Schimetz Stop all subsidies and tax breaks for all Corporations including wind, solar, oil. The Corporate welfare should be stopped immediately. The Republican whine about WELFARE for people but are always the first in line to pander to Corporations tax breaks and subsidizes. It fucking bullshit that I myself paid more into federal taxes then General Electric!! Either pay the taxes everyone else does or get the hell out of our state. When Corporations become more politically powerful then the state it resides in you no longer have a Democracy or Republic as our representatives get their pockets padded. Look what happened in South Dakota where the people voted for campaign finance reform and it representatives overturned the peoples vote! Stop the coporate WELFARE period if that business can't survive without it that's not Capitolisium that's a welfare program no different then WELFARE to the poor Republicans whine about! Overturn citizens United ruling as I'll believe Corporations are people too when TEXAS hangs one! I like oil, wind,solar, hydro electric ,coal but if they cannot stand on their own let them fail just like any other business ...that's called Capitolisium!
3 weeks agoMichael Enderle Once again the taxpayers flip the bill for Obama's lack of leadership
3 weeks agoRandy Haman obama let it happen, FEDS need to pay up
3 weeks agoMelanie Jayne Hell ya, Obama dropped that ball on purpose.
3 weeks agoBill Halbert Heck yes, the feds caused this! Obama caved jn to environmental money, then looked the other way when violence got out of hand. Oh, yes: He instructed the Army Corps of Engineers, also.
3 weeks agoEll MK The Corp is one the top of the list for allowing the protesters to squat in federal land. And the Federal government for not lending aid to shut it down before it turned into a debacle of epic proportions
3 weeks agoMark Anderson I feel ND law enforcement got caught off guard, this kind of protest was well funded and extended and ahead of the ball game so ... well it's too late and yes the Federal government should foot the bill, Obama and his administration encouraged this bad behavior and ND law enforcement was stuck in a quagmire, if they act their careers finished along with pensions and no Federal government support but that's changed and ND needs to be reimbursed.
3 weeks agoShirley Anderson The protesters should have been arrested and sued for the costs along with Obama.
3 weeks agoDarwin Jones It was the Corps of Engineers who screwed this up and delayed the project for months all in the name of polititcs. It should come out of their budget.
This Saturday, large speakers amplified the message of rappers, singers, and speakers, at the ‘People’s Climate March’ in Toronto Ontario, Canada.
How did these activists demonstrate life without fossil fuels? Surely such propaganda would be supported by solar panels or wind turbines, right? What better time to showcase the superiority of the energy sources you wish to force on others, than at this protest!
As you suspect, this is about as likely as discovering electrical cords plugged into a current bush.
Energy Champion Conrad Lagowski traced the electrical cords from the presenters, to the hidden electrical generator they depended upon.
Humming quietly in the background was a gasoline powered, oil lubricated generator.
Fortunately, not all people choose to ignore that it is the fossil fuels we depend upon for life serving energy. One such person is Conrad Lagowski. Read about his experience at this protest in the commentary below.
"My sincere thanks to the University of North Dakota and its faculty, the leaders of the industry, and the people of North Dakota for giving me the opportunity to get an education and begin a new career."
May will bring graduation and the beginning of new opportunities and careers for graduates across the country, including my own completion of the petroleum engineering program at UND, and the start of my career in the industry.Much appreciation is due to the University of North Dakota, the Bakken, a...
shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Reddit Print Email“If the oil and gas industry puts fracking wells in our neighborhoods, threatening our lives and our children’s lives, then don’t we have a moral responsibility to blow up wells and eliminate fracking and workers?” environmental activist Andrew J. O’...
4 weeks agoJames Hartman go home a look in your house. Everything in it is petroleum based. and I bet you drive too. so shut up and mind your own freakin business. We need both.
4 weeks agoSusan Kihne These people are insane eco-terrorists who have no regard for the environment. I live in ND, and they left an eco-disaster here when they pulled out. Just a bunch of useless bitchers want to complain professionally!
4 weeks agoJason Zimmerman Most if not all oil and drilling companies don't allow firearms on the locations. It's time for all of us make a stand for security and don't work until we can carry to protect ourselves. Many of us work out there alone in the middle of nowhere and have no way to protect ourselves. I'm legal to conceal carry in both Montana and North Dakota but not on well sites.
4 weeks agoMarsha Rand LOL! WTG dumb asses!! You just threatened the lives of every oil field worker! They now have the legal rights, under "stand your ground" self-defense laws, to shoot you on sight, if they see you coming. ROFL!! Idiots....../smh Ohhh, and FYI, in N. Dakota, we take our right to own and carry guns, seriously.
4 weeks agoJennifer Kohl-Fichtner Some of these oil wells are on privately owned land-you trespass on a ranchers land you're likely to get shot! Maybe that will send a message to these eco Terrorists!
4 weeks agoCharles D Bates That's an excellent way to get shot dead by an oilfield worker or oilfield security. I can tell you that I certainly won't tolerate ANY of their nonsense.
4 weeks agoDaniel Concha Then we have a responsibility to shoot first ask no questions. Defend yourselves oil workers and don't let these nutjobs take over!
4 weeks agoJudy L Newbold Time for pipelines and oilfield workers to start carrying their own weapons and shoot back when these crazies start crap! Lock n load! Defend yourselves and those around you!
4 weeks agoLance W. McDaniel “If the oil and gas industry puts fracking wells in our neighborhoods, threatening our lives and our children’s lives, then don’t we have a moral responsibility to blow up wells and eliminate fracking and workers?” So, these mental giants want to blow things up and shoot high powered rifles in their neighborhoods further endangering their lives and their children's lives? Brilliant! Drill.
4 weeks agoMark Schmidt It's called domestic terrorism. Just the threat causes the FBI and DHS to open a case file on them. Blowing up a well is just like blowing up a pressure cooker at a marathon.
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