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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted January 6, 2012

Pretty neat animation by the Energy Information Administration, showing the growth of oil and natural gas production in the Bakken shale play between 1985 and 2010. You can see the locations and the yields of different wells within the Bakken in time-lapse fashion. EIA:

“Oil production growth in the Bakken shale play mirrors somewhat the growth in natural gas production in the Barnett play (Texas). Like the Barnett, the Bakken drilling and production animation … shows that drilling activity built up gradually and eventually led to rapid growth, particularly from 2006 to 2010. Production grew because of increased use of horizontal drilling and the addition of hydraulic fracturing, coupled with elevated prices for crude oil and other natural gas liquids.”

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 5, 2011

North Dakota celebrated its 60th year of oil production yesterday. On April 4, 1951, Amerada Corp. struck oil in Clarence Iverson's wheat field near Tioga, which eventually led to North Dakota becoming the 4th largest oil producing state in the country. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 12, 2010

Did you know that drilling rigs can walk? At least this one can. It's the ECO-Pad being used by Continental Resources Inc. to drill for oil in North Dakota.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 27, 2010

During the first Clinton presidential campaign, adviser James Carville reportedly placed a placard on the wall that said, "The economy, stupid." His point was clear. The key issue for voters that year was the economy. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 26, 2010

As we've mentioned on this blog many times, energy development is a primary driver of job creation. Developing the nation's abundant oil and natural gas resources could create tens of thousands of additional jobs. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 16, 2010

After months of mixed economic news and 9-10 percent unemployment, it's heartening to read about areas of the country that seem to be doing well.

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