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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.


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NDPC Welcomes Eric Delzer

NDPC Welcomes Eric Delzer

North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC) is excited to announce the new hire of Eric Delzer as the organization’s Regulatory Affairs Manager. In his new role, Eric will manage the regulatory portfolio with direction from the industry experts within the NDPC Regulatory...

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