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Ron Ness, NDPC President, Receives EERC’s Energy Champion Award
June 28, 2022 – North Dakota Petroleum Council President Ron Ness was named the 12th recipient of the Energy Champion Award presented by the University of North Dakota Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC).
The award was presented during the EERC’s annual Energizing North Dakota’s Future conference. Ron has served as President of the North Dakota Petroleum Council since 1999 and was appointed by Governor’s Schafer, Hoeven, Dalrymple, and Burgum to the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, the Oil and Gas Research Council, the Empower North Dakota Commission and the Governor’s Revenue Advisory Committee. He has also served on the EERC Foundation board of directors for thirteen years.
During his time at the Petroleum Council, the state of North Dakota has seen the Bakken boom and grow into a steady oil play, which has led to economic growth and prosperity for the entire state. Ron’s work in government relations as well as public education and outreach has been instrumental in shaping the relationship between industry and the state.
The 2022 update of North Dakota’s Oil and Gas Tax Study is complete and there is good news – the revenue from the energy industry’s taxes benefits every person in the state. North Dakota Petroleum Foundation and Western Dakota Energy Association shared the results of...
NEWS RELEASE BISMARCK, ND - Two new training courses are underway in the Williston Basin to continue the mission of a safer and more efficient oil and gas training process. In the three years since the North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC) launched ONE BASIN - One...
YEAR IN REVIEW A YEAR IN REVIEW During the 2022 NDPC Annual Meeting, NDPC Chairman Lawrence Bender gave his Year-In-Review to highlight the work of the North Dakota Petroleum Council over the past year. The industry has regained strength following the many challenges...