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Ron Ness: The Truth About Bakken Air Quality

The American Lung Association recently reported (2022 State of the Air Report) that counties in the North Dakota oil patch had some of the cleanest air in the nation. That report is certainly great news for those people who live and work in western North Dakota. It is...

2022 Oil & Gas Tax Study: Industry Taxes Benefit Every ND County

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...

Two New OBOW Classes Now Offered

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

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...

NDPC President Ron Ness Testifies Before Senate Energy Subcommittee

NDPC President Ron Ness testified before the Senate Energy Subcommittee on July 13, 2022. The hearing examined pathways to lower energy prices.


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Clean Sustainable Energy Authority Appointees Named

Clean Sustainable Energy Authority Appointees Named

The authority, created by the 2021 ND Legislature’s enactment of HB 1452, will support the research and development of large-scale projects that advance energy production, reduce environmental impacts and diversify the state’s economy.

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