POLICY & ADVOCACY
The NDPC serves as the leading voice for North Dakota’s oil and gas industry. We are committed promoting and enhancing the discovery, development, production, transportation, refining, conservation, and marketing of oil and gas in North Dakota. We work to achieve this by facilitating open discussions among members, influencing regulatory policies, and engaging key stakeholders.
With your help, we ensure leaders understand the importance of smart and reasonable energy policies. Learn more about how we advocate for our industry and member companies and how you can get involved and support us.
STATE & LOCAL ADVOCACY
State and local regulatory engagement is one of our top priorities, and we work with state, local and tribal leaders to ensure North Dakota remains a great place to do business.
We serve as North Dakota's watchdog on policies and bills coming out of Washington D.C. With other industry partners, we are committed to representing our members' best interests.
AD HOC COMMITTEES
From legislative and regulatory issues to communications and outreach, our members have an opportunity to get involved and help craft our strategies for emerging issues.
STATE AND LOCAL POLICY
in North Dakota
State and local regulatory engagement remain a key focus of our overall strategy. Through the Regulatory Committee and various Task Forces, the NDPC focuses efforts on rulemaking and regulatory policy updates relevant to the oil and gas industry.
In addition to legislative and regulatory action, the NDPC also partners with other industry organizations in legal matters. We continue to evaluate legal options regarding federal regulations and rulemaking on a case-by-case basis.
We engage at all levels with state regulatory agencies, including, but not limited to, the North Dakota Industrial Commission, North Dakota Public Service Commission, Department of Mineral Resources, Department of Health, Department of Environmental Quality, and State Land Board. We are committed to ensuring rules and regulations don’t unnecessarily prohibit or hinder the operations of our members.
Engagement with local jurisdictions, including county and city commissions and the MHA Nation, is a top priority for the NDPC. Through the Tribal Lands Committee and Trucks, Roads and Permitting Committee, we have worked to expand our community outreach team to engage and influence local oil and gas rulemakings, road and permitting restrictions, and other related developments.
Legislative Action Center
NDPC’s Legislative Action Center has all the tools you need to not only follow the issues that matter to NDPC, but also to take the next step by making your voice heard and contacting your legislators. You can even brush up on your government 101 and read breaking political news.
This website is not designed to tell you what to think but rather to provide employees, like you, with the resources needed to exercise your civic duties by learning about the issues and getting involved. We hope you’ll look to this site as a resource, and share it with your family and friends.
By coming together, we can ensure a more prosperous tomorrow for NDPC and, more importantly, for our country.
Advocating for you
in Washington D.C.
We serve as North Dakota’s oil and natural gas industry watchdogs, keeping an eye on policies and bills coming out of Washington D.C. With other industry partners, we are committed to representing our members’ best interests.
NDPC representatives have frequently appeared before U.S. Congress to provide expert testimony on bills that affect your business.
We closely track rules and regulations coming out of federal agencies and provide comments to ensure your voice is heard.
The NDPC submitted comments on EPA’s proposed regulations to manage methane emissions for oil and gas operations that would impose additional and sometimes duplicative requirements on both new and existing operations.
On Monday, the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) and a nationwide coalition of independent oil and natural gas producers submitted comments on the EPA’s proposed New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and Emissions Guidelines for oil and natural gas operations that were published in November.
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.
From legislative and regulatory issues to communications and outreach, our members have an opportunity to get involved and help craft our strategies for emerging issues. Ad hoc committees include:
Our regulatory committee is actively engaged in local, state and federal issues and members will help provide recommendations to the North Dakota Petroleum Council Executive Committee on key issues. The committee will also develop comment letters and position statements on regulatory and legal issues for the Petroleum Council.
The Legislative Committee helps set the Petroleum Council’s legislative agenda each biennium and provides guidance on which bills to actively support or oppose.
The North Dakota Petroleum Council strives to provide media and public relations messaging through multi-media outlets state and nationwide. This committee is responsible for developing the Council’s communications strategy, talking points, messaging and promotion of the oil and gas industry.
This committee provides the leadership and vision for community outreach and the North Dakota Petroleum Foundation.
The Safety Committee works with key entities in North Dakota to improve industry efforts in all areas of safety, including transportation, well site safety, public outreach, etc.
Tribal Lands Committee
This committee works with tribal and regulatory officials on key issues relating to oil and gas development on tribal lands.
Trucks Permits & Weights Committee
This committee addresses issues relating to motor vehicle transportation including county and Department of Transportation issues, permits, weight limit issues, road restrictions, and more.
NDPC Member employees are eligible to sign up for committees. Log in to the Member Portal to sign up today.