Tuesday's "popcorn" snowshowers provide a good metaphor for the waning days of session, at times almost sunny, but minutes later a near whiteout, obscuring the finish line.
State Seeks Intervention After Corps Punts
MHA Nation Pushes Continued Operation
A federal appeals court has unanimously denied a request for a re-hearing before the full court to consider a judge's order that invalidated a river crossing permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline.
The decision by the DC Circuit means the possibility of shutting down the crude oil pipeline still rests in the hands of Judge James Boasberg, who previously ordered the line emptied after ruling that because the project was "controversial," the Corps of Engineers should have completed a full environmental impact statement on the crossing, rather than an environmental assessment.
The Corps effectively punted its defense of its decision at a hearing earlier this month, prompting the state of North Dakota this week to file a petition to intervene in the case. The state's motion seeks "to protect its significant sovereign rights in this matter that ... are no longer adequately represented (by the Corps)." The Corps admitted it was under political pressure from both sides at the April 9 hearing, but preferred that the court decide the question of DAPL’s continued operation.
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, represented by the environmental extremist group Earthjustice, has asked Judge Boasberg to shut down the pipeline alleging that it threatens the tribe's water supply, even though its intake is some 70 miles downstream from the point where DAPL crosses the river. Activists supporting Standing Rock have argued the judge should protect the rights of indigenous people. However, the pipeline's owner, Energy Transfer Partners, provided detailed information this week from the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, making it clear to the judge the residents of Standing Rock are not the only indigenous people in North Dakota.
MHA's statement, submitted on behalf of Chairman Mark Fox, said "the MHA Nation will suffer significant financial, environmental and safety harms that will add further injury to the MHA Nation's economy already suffering monumental losses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic." It indicates that about 300,000 barrels of oil per day are produced on the Ft. Berthold Reservation, more than 60% of which is transported to market by DAPL. The statement points out that more than 80% of the tribe's budget comes from oil and gas royalties and tax revenue, and that a one-year shutdown would cause losses in excess of $160 million.
In a filing in support of the state's motion, Lynn Helms, director of the Department of Mineral Resources, said DAPL is transporting about 40% of Bakken production, most of which is subject to binding transportation contracts. He said if DAPL is shut down, as much as 500,000 barrels of oil per day could be shut in until alternative transportation is secured, a process Helms estimates could take six to nine months.
Burgum: Let's Make ND Carbon Neutral
In what Gov. Doug Burgum said was a first for him, he signed a bill into law following a speech at a luncheon outside the Capitol.
Burgum signed HB 1412, legislation that provides an 85 percent reduction in the coal severance tax for five years, following lunch at the Lignite Energy Council's annual meeting. The governor, Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford and Secretary of State Al Jaeger, were flanked by lobbyists who worked to pass the bill as the governor put his signature on the document. Burgum said the legislation will help the lignite industry keep pace with its federally-subsidized competition.
Click here to listen to Burgum's comments.
The legislation, introduced by Underwood Rep. Jeff Delzer and Beulah Senator Jessica Bell, passed both houses by a wide margin, clearing the House 84-5 and the Senate 43-4.
In his luncheon remarks to attendees, Burgum touted the opportunity presented by the potential development of Project Tundra, which would capture carbon dioxide from Milton R. Young Station, and sequester it underground. The governor said successfully reducing the state's carbon footprint could attract investors to the state.
Click here to listen to Burgum's comments.
The governor was recognized during the luncheon with the Lignite Public Service Award for his support of lignite's legislative agenda, as well as in his role on the North Dakota Industrial Commission, which oversees the Lignite Research Program.
Click here to watch Facebook video of the Lignite Council awards luncheon.
LEC Public Service Award to Mark Pierce
The creator of the Facebook page Faces of North Dakota Coal was recognized this week with the Lignite Energy Council's Public Service Award.
Mark Pierce, contract administrator for Coteau's Freedom Mine, was recognized for launching the social media site which rapidly grew in popularity, and now has more than 4,400 followers. The mission of Faces of ND Coal as described by Pierce is to "humanize the wonderful, hardworking people in North Dakota’s Coal Country, by highlighting the faces, families and communities behind our great industry."
WDEA Executive Director Geoff Simon was also honored for his lobbying efforts on behalf of the communities in coal country, as well as serving as co-host of the Lignite Energy Council’s podcast: “Mined: Lignite in America.”
LEC President Jason Bohrer presented the council's Government Action Program award to Dale Niezwaag, vice president of government affairs for Basin Electric Power Cooperative, recognizing his leadership as the chair of LEC's government affairs committee. Another Basin employee, Senior VP Chris Baumgartner, received the Education award for Basin's sponsorship of more than 140 out-of-state teachers since 2009 to attend the LEC's Teachers Seminar.
Ambassador of Lignite Awards were also presented to several recent retirees including Randy Crooke, Falkirk Mine; Loren Laugtug, Otter Tail Power Company; Dennis James, North American Coal Corporation; Al Hodnik, ALLETE; and Karen Thingelstad, Minnkota Power Cooperative.
Alternative Streams in Retirement Reform
Legislatives efforts to reform the state's retirement system and reduce its unfunded liabilities are headed to a House-Senate Conference Committee.
The House Government and Veterans Affairs Committee sent a "hoghouse" version of SB 2046 to the floor this week, where it passed today 76-16. However, the Senate refused to concur with the legislation, which will convert the state Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) from a defined benefit plan to a defined contribution plan. The PERS conversion to a defined contribution plan effective January 1, 2023 would also split the plan, separating state employees from city, county and school district employees who also participate in the retirement system, saddling local government with more than $500 million of the unfunded liability.
The issue is further complicated with the addition of provisions to use future Legacy Fund earnings to pay for bonded indebtedness and to further reduce PERS liabilities. That effectively makes it an alternative "streams bill," similar to HB 1380 which has yet to be acted upon by the House following changes made in the Senate. Upon passage of the PERS bill today, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Jeff Delzer said he expects there will be a conference committee effort to reconcile the two bills.
In urging House colleagues to support SB 2046, GVA Committee Chairman Jim Kasper said the retirement fund liability is a long-term obligation of the state that will have to be paid, and the legislature should lift the burden from future generations.
Click here to listen to Kasper's comments.
Kasper noted that the legislation contains an expedited study of the impacts of the plan that will be considered when the legislature meets later this year for a redistricting session, most likely in November.
Bismarck Rep. Rick Becker said the amount of indebtedness continues to grow, and the legislature can not ignore the problem.
Click here to listen to Becker's comments.
Bismarck Rep. George Keiser pointed out that virtually all private sector employers no longer offer a defined benefit plan. Keiser said such plans have become unaffordable because life expectancies have increased.
Click here to listen to Keiser's comments.
The bill would begin to whittle down the obligation with an injection of $100 million into the fund, as well as a “stream” of $40 million in future Legacy earnings until the plan is 90 percent funded. It currently stands at about 68% funded.
Townships, Tech-Ed, Funded in the Bill
Bill Adorned with "Catch-all" Amendments
Bills in the North Dakota Legislature that have extra spending measures attached to them are jokingly referred to as "Christmas Trees," and this week the biggest tree of all was approved on a 43-4 vote in the Senate.
HB 1015 is the appropriations bill of the Office of Management which, as explained by Appropriations Committee Chairman Ray Holmberg, is "the catch-all at the end of the session to correct errors, mistakes, things that were left out, and other items that come before the legislature the last 24 hours of the session." One of the items added to the bill is $30 million for townships. Holmberg said $8.2 million will go to townships in non-oil producing counties, each of which would receive $5,000. Holmberg said the remaining $21.8 million would be awarded through a needs based process through the ND Department of Transportation, which hopes to leverage the state funds with federal dollars.
Click here to listen to Holmberg's comments.
Holmberg said the OMB bill also authorizes spending $78 million from the federal coronavirus capital fund to support career and technical education programs.
Click here to listen to Holmberg's comments.
An emergency clause in the bill would apply to the tech ed section, so school districts could apply for grants when the bill is signed into law. The same section also provides $4 million for Pulver Hall on the campus of Dickinson State University, and $5.9 million for a children's science center in Minot. Also provided in the legislation is a contingency provision that ranks the priority of additional areas of fund for tech ed, parks, and other areas if additional federal funds become available.
Holmberg said the bill also supports the Clean, Sustainable Energy Authority (HB 1452) with a $250 million line of credit. The fund is generally viewed as a potential source of funds for Project Tundra, a pending carbon capture and sequestration project in Oliver County.
Click here to listen to Holmberg's comments.
HB 1452 has passed both houses of the legislature, and was expected to be signed in a ceremony on Monday. The OMB budget is traditionally the last bill acted upon each session, so is almost certainly headed for a conference committee.
Spending Package Frees Up Other Funds
In a bi-partisan ceremony this week, Gov. Doug Burgum signed into law a $680 million bonding package that will fund major flood control projects in Fargo and Minot, and provide infrastructure money for roads, bridges, water projects and an agricultural facility.
Joining Burgum for the signing of HB 1431 were Lt. Gov. Sanford, the bill’s four sponsors – House Majority Leaders Chet Pollert, Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner, Rep. Jim Schmidt and Sen. Ron Sorvaag, as well as House Minority Leader Josh Boschee, Senate Minority Leader Joan Heckaman and Assistant Senate Minority Leader Erin Oban.
The bonding package includes $510 million for two major flood control projects, including $435.5 million for the Fargo-Moorhead Area Diversion Project and $74.5 million for Minot area flood control. Burgum said while money in the bill targets just two projects, funding them will free up money for other parts of the state.
Click here to listen to Burgum's comments.
The bill also includes $35 million for state bridge repair and $35 million for the ND Department of Transportation to leverage federal dollars for other highway projects; $50 million for an infrastructure revolving loan fund to support cities and counties; and $50 million to replace Harris Hall at North Dakota State University with an agricultural products development center.
Burgum said the bill is a win for taxpayers and a win for current and future generations of North Dakotans.
Click here to listen to Burgum's comments.
The bill was scaled down from its initial introduction by the House, which passed it 74-17. The Senate agreed to the changes and passed it on a unanimous 46-0 vote.
One Overridden, Two Others Sustained
In the last full week of the 2021 Session, North Dakota lawmakers addressed three vetoes issued by Governor Doug Burgum, overturning one and sustaining two others.
Lawmakers overrode Burgum's veto of HB 1323, a bill that banned the governor, state health officer, and other state officials from issuing mask mandates. House members voted to override the veto on a 66-27 vote yesterday, squeaking by the 63 votes required for a two-thirds majority. Later in the day, the Senate just made the two-thirds majority, voting 32-15 to override the bill limiting the state's power to impose a mask mandate.
In his veto message, Burgum argued that North Dakota law gives the governor the responsibility to “minimize or avert the adverse effects of a disaster or emergency.” He wrote in his veto message that “to strip future governors and their state health officers of any low-cost tool that might be used to save lives and livelihoods in a future pandemic or other emergency would be both irresponsible and unnecessary risks to the future public health and well-being of North Dakota citizens.”
Bismarck Rep. Jason Dockter, who argued in support of overriding the veto, said any mask usage is a local control issue.
Click here to listen to Dockter's comments.
In total, the House consideration of the Burgum veto took a little over two minutes.
Lawmakers sustained Burgum's veto of HB 1298, perhaps the most emotionally charged legislation this session. The bill would have required grade school and high school athletes to be part of an athletic team based on their birth gender. Burgum said the legislation attempts to address a problem that does not exist, noting that “to date, there has not been a single recorded incident of a transgender girl attempting to play on a North Dakota girls’ team.”
The House vote to override the transgender bill passed 68-25, but the 28-19 vote in the Senate fell short of the two-thirds requirement. Bismarck Senator Mike Dwyer argued that the transgender issue is not going away, and disagreed with Burgum's assessment that no incidents have occurred.
Click here to listen to Dwyer's comments.
The other gubernatorial veto sustained applied to HB 1378, which would have allowed lawmakers to introduce and act on bills during the December organizational session. It was easily sustained in the House with a vote of 32-61.
Burgum said the measure attempts to circumvent the state constitution which defines the December session as “organizational” following the election of new members in November. He said allowing bills and resolutions during that session is beyond the scope of this constitutionally-established organizational session. Both majority leaders voted against the bill saying they didn’t feel the potential session was necessary considering that the legislative body would be meeting in January.
Legislation Heads to Governor Burgum
Both houses of the North Dakota Legislature have approved HB 1247, which would merge the state Health Department with the Department of Human Services, and the bill is now on its way to Gov. Doug Burgum's desk.
Senate amendments call for a gradual merger, aided by an outside consultant paid for through the use of federal COVID-19 relief funds. The merger is expected to be completed by September 2022, with periodic updates provided to legislative management about the status of the merger.
West Fargo Senator Judy Lee, who chairs the Senate Human Services Committee, told members of the Senate the merger will help contain costs by eliminating duplication, it will streamline delivery of services, and most importantly, she said federal funds and federal assistance are available to oversee the merger of the two departments, which receive much of their funding from the federal government. Lee said merging the two makes sense because there is some overlap between the departments.
Click here to listen to Senator Lee's comments.
During her remarks on the floor, Lee held up a three-ring binder containing the 263-page bill. She said the majority of pages simply change the names of either of the departments to the merged Department of Health and Human Services.
Rep. Robin Weisz, chairman of the House Human Services Committee, joked during his committee presentation that "this will be the simplest 263-page bill you will hear this session.” Weisz noted that the legislation retains the state health officer as a cabinet-level position appointed by the governor. He also described the potential for efficiency and service gains, along with freeing the the state health officer from administrative duties to focus on health issues.
Click here to listen to Weisz's comments.
The legislation was not without detractors with some saying being bigger is not always better in government. Fargo Senator Ron Sorvaag said efficiencies come from smaller departments along with the ability to remain more transparent and accountable. His argument nearly persuaded the Senate, which narrowly passed the bill 24-23. The House concurrence passed more comfortably 68-25.
For additional details about legislative activity, check out the 2021 Legislative Session page on WDEA's website.
Industry, Counties to Discuss Transportation
Registration is now open for a Western Energy Roundtable that will bring together oil industry leaders and county road managers to discuss issues of concern and brainstorm solutions.
The gathering is scheduled to begin May 6 at 9:00 a.m. MDT at the new Dunn County Highway Shop in Halliday. The event is co-sponsored by WDEA and the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute's Local Technical Assistance Program.
The agenda includes presentations and Q&A sessions with NDDOT Director Bill Panos, Lt. Governor Brent Sanford, and a panel of industry representatives including ND Petroleum Council President Ron Ness. Attendees will also hear a tribal roads update from MHA Nation CEO Scott Satermo, a LoadPass Permits update from Brent Bogar and Joelle VanderLinden, and a discussion of the latest roads and bridges needs study with Alan Dybing from UGPTI.
Registration is free, but is required to get an accurate meal count. Click here to register. Lunch will be provided compliments of Dunn County.
Click here to see the agenda.
Newsom Already Facing Recall Election
In what can only be viewed as an attempt to bolster his chances of surviving a recall election, California Gov. Gavin Newsom today issued an order putting the state on a course to "end oil extraction as part of a nation-leading effort to achieve carbon neutrality."
California produced more than 1 million barrels of crude per day in the 1980s. Its production has been steadily declining since then, but the state still produces around 370,000 barrels per day. Newsom today directed the Department of Conservation’s Geologic Energy Management Division to end the issuance of new permits for hydraulic fracturing by January 2024. He also directed the California Air Resources Board to phase out oil extraction across the state by no later than 2045.
“The climate crisis is real, and we continue to see the signs every day,” Newsom said. “As we move to swiftly decarbonize our transportation sector and create a healthier future for our children, I’ve made it clear I don’t see a role for fracking in that future and, similarly, believe that California needs to move beyond oil.”
Newsom is facing a likely recall election later this year. Supporters turned in 2.1 million signatures in March, which are new being verified. Fewer than 1.5 million signatures are required to initiate the recall. Organizers of the effort argue that Newsom mishandled the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic, has not done enough to address homelessness, and supported sanctuary city policies.
Registration Open for May 11-13 Event
There is perhaps no bigger issue in the oil and gas industry than the regulatory headaches faced by producers, and it will be the subject of a panel discussion on Day Two of the upcoming Williston Basin Petroleum Conference set for May 11-13 in Bismarck.
Top-notch speakers will offer insight into what the industry can expect to see from federal and state regulators. Also featured will be state and regional trade associations and how they plan to engage in the new regulatory environment under the Biden Administration.
The conference brings together some of leading experts on breakthrough technologies, energy markets, potential untapped formations, the regulatory environment, and more. The regulatory panel is part of a high quality agenda for the conference at the Bismarck Event Center.
"We have an incredible lineup of speakers for the conference," said Ron Ness, president of the NDPC, the lead organizer of this year’s conference. "We are excited to feature the latest technologies that have helped turn the Bakken into a world-class resource and discuss the way forward to help take the Bakken and Williston Basin to the next level."
The conference this year will feature more than 70 speakers and presenters, each sharing insights on the latest issues impacting oil and natural gas development and what the future holds for the Williston Basin.
To see the full conference agenda or to register, click here.
The ND Department of Transportation announced that load restrictions on a majority of ND highways in the southern portion of the state have been lifted effective April 22.
Information about local road restrictions in counties that participate in WDEA's LoadPass Permits system is available in an interactive and searchable map. Users can click any area of the map to get a quick rundown of restrictions in that area. LoadPass also features a detailed county-by-county notification list of load restrictions.
Detailed load restriction information for state roads is available by calling 511 or online at ND Roads.
Motorists are always encouraged to check state and county load restriction information as restrictions may change quickly due to adverse weather.
Program Provided 800 Lyft Rides in March
An effort to keep impaired drivers off the road, ND Sober Ride, provided 800 Lyft rides in the month of March with vouchers providing discounted rates.
Part of Vision Zero, the ND Sober Ride launched on March 2 to coincide with St. Patrick’s Day and the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign to prevent impaired driving. AAA – The Auto Club Group – provided an initial $10,000 to fund $10 off Lyft rides during holidays or events where someone may overindulge.
"The fact this program was able to provide 800 sober rides in March shows the need for a program that supports good decisions, such as getting a sober ride to your destination," said AAA spokesman Gene LaDoucer.
Vision Zero plans to provide ND Sober Ride for upcoming events and holidays. With only $2,000 of ride funding left, additional program sponsors are needed. Companies interested in supporting the effort should email NDDOT's Safety Public Information Program.
ND Sober Ride will eventually expand to smaller communities by using taxi and other transportation services. Lyft codes are unique to each holiday or event and a user may only use a code once per time period. Codes will be advertised through appropriate media channels to inform the public and will be on the Vision Zero website when available.
NDPC Partnering with U.Mary on Effort
The ND Petroleum Council is partnering with the University of Mary Workforce Development Department and Envision Partners to launch a Leadership and Management Certification Program.
The program provides rising and current leaders with a professional development experience. All nine courses in the program are complemented by executive coaching sessions for those choosing to complete the entire series. The classes will be delivered through distance learning via the Zoom platform. The University of Mary will award participants with a Leadership and Management Plaque upon successful completion of all courses. Participants can also pick and choose courses and take them a la carte.
The first class focuses on Environmental, Social & Governance Training, a hot topic for the fossil fuel industry, which is threatened by the inexplicable lack of investment in an essential resource. The second class involves the transition from peer to manager. Many companies want to reward their "rock star" employees through internal promotion, but there are pitfalls which the class will explore.
2021 Class Topics & Dates (all times CDT)
- ESG – May 19, 26, June 2, 16: 1- 5 pm (2-day training)
- Peer to Manager – June 15 or June 17: 1 -5 pm (4-hour training)
- Engaging Leader – June 23, 30, July 7, 14: 1– 5 pm (2-day training)
- Conflict Management – Aug 17 or 19: 1 – 5 pm (4-hour training)
- Emerging Leader – Sept 1, 8, 15, 22: 1 – 5 pm (2-day training)
- Delegation – Sept 28 or 30: 1 – 5 pm (4-hour training)
- Strategic Leader – Oct 6, 13, 20, 27: 1 – 5 pm (2-day training)
- Inclusion & Diversity – Nov 9, 23, 30, Dec 7: 1 – 5 pm (2-day training)
- Effective Workplace Communication – Dec 14 or 16: 1 – 5 pm
For more information including cost of registration, click here.
The ND Petroleum Foundation is now accepting applications for the Al Golden Memorial Scholarship from students pursuing a career in the energy sector.
The scholarship fund was established in 2008 to support students pursuing work in geology, engineering, processing plant technology, science, technical skills or other careers related to the oil and gas industry. The scholarship is named after the North Dakota oil pioneer Al Golden, the first member of the North Dakota Petroleum Council’s Hall of Fame.
The ND Petroleum Foundation will award nine $2,000 scholarships each school year. Recipients receive $1,000 for the fall semester and $1,000 for the spring semester. The scholarship is open to full-time students who have a 3.0 GPA or higher.
Applicants must also have completed ONE of the following:
- At least six months of work and/or internship experience in the oil and gas industry.
- Completed at least 12 hours in geology, earth science, geological/petroleum engineering, chemistry, math, or safety.
- DAPL: Increasingly delicate political situation for Biden -- Williston Herald
- Pipeline owner: Shutdown would cause dire financial effects -- Associated Press
- Biden taps Montana environmentalist for US public lands boss -- Associated Press
- Bill sending more oil tax to MHA clears ND Legislature -- Bismarck Tribune
- Oil well drilled by mistake in proposed truck reliever route -- Williston Herald
- U.S. ends oil, gas lease sales from public land through June -- Associated Press
- Cramer introduces legislation to deal with abandoned, orphaned wells -- Williston Herald
- Well Done Foundation celebrates Earth Day by plugging fifth well -- Williston Herald
- Energy moves: Oasis names new CEO and money for Highway 85 -- Williston Herald
- Wardner: Session could end by next week as leaders look to save days -- KXMB-TV
- Untangling a $1.5 billion web: ND’s Legacy Fund spending plans -- Tioga Tribune
- ND Senate passes Roosevelt library bill after philosophical debate -- Bismarck Tribune
- ND House passes income tax reduction plan based on fund balances -- Prairie Public Radio
- Bill limiting state in collecting unpaid oil, gas royalties clears Legislature -- Bismarck Tribune
- Bill gives state lawmakers more say in spending federal money -- Prairie Public Radio
- Burgum to lift COVID emergency declaration in place more than a year -- Bismarck Tribune
- Out-of-state organization plans to challenge Ten Commandments law -- Associated Press
- Higher Education budget on its way to Gov. Burgum for approval -- Prairie Public Radio
- Ballot measure to amend ND constitution approved for circulation -- Bismarck Tribune
- Burgum joins 14 governors in opposition to Biden’s “30 by 30” plan -- KXMB-TV
- ND lawmakers greenlight pilot program for extra-long trucks -- Dickinson Press
- Lawmakers in ND House defeat year-round daylight saving time -- Prairie Public Radio
- Lawmakers put study into bill opposing presidential popular vote movement -- Bismarck Tribune
- USDA extends school meal flexibilities for ND students through June 2022 -- KX News
- Dickinson Public School Superintendent announces resignation -- Dickinson Press
- T4: Planting the seed of career choice with students -- McKenzie County Farmer
- Creating 'career pipeline' with Dickinson's Southwest CTE Academy -- Dickinson Press
- Farm Rescue making plans for ‘Operation Hay Lift’ to assist area ranchers -- Minot Daily News
- Sanford's Williston hospital plans could impact city's other hospital -- Williston Herald
- Tribal nation made dependant on oil & gas got little help when market crashed -- Nexus Media News
- North Central Human Service Center director to retire -- KFYR-TV
- Water released from Lake Darling into Souris River, first time in many months -- Minot Daily News
- Beautifying Beulah is the hot topic at recent City Council meeting -- Beulah Beacon
- Economic Development awards nearly $700k in Star Fund incentives -- Williston Herald
- Russian energy stocks get boost from Biden's "green energy" push -- Bloomberg News
- Clean crude? Oil firms use offsets to claim green barrels -- Reuters
- Renewables dominate headlines, but oil and gas remain king -- OilPrice.com
- Halliburton, Baker Hughes beat estimates, eye oil recovery -- Reuters
- Texas likely to add record utility-scale solar capacity in next two years -- EIA
- Exxon expands renewable fuel agreement amid clean energy push -- Reuters
- U.S. exploration/production companies are issuing new debt and equity -- EIA
- Small companies rush to buy up big oil's assets shed over environmentalism -- OilPrice.com
- Prioritizing reliability is the only way to prevent rolling blackouts -- Life:Powered
Factoid of the Week
Dunn County Highway Shop - Halliday
Virtual and In-Person
Bismarck State College
April 23, 2021
WTI Crude: $62.14
Brent Crude: $66.11
Natural Gas: $2.73
North Dakota Active Oil Rigs: 15 (Down 2) 4/23/2020 -- 29 rigs