ND Petroleum Foundation

$40.2 BILLION

IN ECONOMIC IMPACT

North Dakota’s oil and gas industry not only supports local businesses and good-paying jobs, it invests in our communities to advance possibilities across the state.

RESPONSIBLE DEVELOPMENT

PROTECTING LAND, AIR & WATER

With new technology and practices focused on environmental stewardship, North Dakota is leading the way in sustainable development.

3RD LARGEST OIL PRODUCER

ENHANCING ENERGY SECURITY

As the third-largest oil-producing state, North Dakota is helping make the nation more secure and less dependent on foreign energy.

INNOVATION AND TECH

BECOMING SMARTER AND BETTER

The oil and gas industry is investing millions in developing new technology to make production safer and more environmentally friendly.

$2 BILLION IN TAX REVENUES

FUNDING OUR PRIORITIES

The oil and natural gas industry accounts for more than 50% of tax revenues which are funding schools, roads, flood protection, and other quality of life opportunities.

PROGRESS

MODERN CONVENIENCE

We want things that make our lives better, safer, and more fulfilled. That’s all made possible by oil and natural gas produced here in North Dakota.

GIVING BACK

INVESTING IN OUR COMMUNITIES

Through several initiatives and program, the North Dakota Petroleum Foundation and its sponsors are giving back through philanthropic donations, programs, and initiatives.

About the Foundation

CONSERVATION

Promoting best practices in the development of our resources and partnering with others to preserve and build habitat and access to the outdoors. 

EDUCATION

Providing educational resources about the energy industry to teachers and students, and scholarships to students pursuing a degree in energy.

outreach

Fostering opportunities for industry, landowners, state, local and tribal leaders, and others to connect and work together to build stronger communities.  

AWARENESS

Advancing a better understanding of the industry, the technologies and innovation that drives it and the benefits it provides to our economy and society.

Studies highlight impact of oil and gas industry on North Dakota’s economy, counties

The oil and natural gas industry in North Dakota accounted for more than $40 billion in gross business volume, nearly 60,000 jobs and over $3.8 billion in state and local tax revenues in 2019, according to one of two studies released today that highlight the industry’s substantial impact on North Dakota’s economy.

From fiscal years 2008 to 2020, tax revenues from the oil and gas industry in North Dakota totaled nearly $22 billion, according to a study conducted for the Western Dakota Energy Association and North Dakota Petroleum Council. Those revenues supported $8.2 billion for local communities and infrastructure, nearly $1.6 billion for K-12 education, over $1.2 billion for water and flood control projects, $879 million for local transportation projects, $440 million for property tax relief and $29 million for outdoor heritage projects across the state.

OTHER NEWS

TC Energy Donates $7,500 to Planting for the Future

TC Energy Donates $7,500 to Planting for the Future

TC Energy donated $7,500 to the North Dakota Petroleum Foundation’s Planting for the Future program. This program is committed to working with industry, wildlife groups, and private landowners to create large-scale tree and shrub plantings on private land that will...

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VIEW THE TAX REVENUE STUDY

Bakken Benefits

The North Dakota oil and natural gas industry is integral to the growth and progress of North Dakota’s economy and the nation’s energy security. From job creation and economic contributions, to innovation and investment in the community, North Dakota oil and natural gas is creating opportunities and contributing to a strong future for the state and nation.

PROSPERITY

Oil and gas production helps grow North Dakota’s economy and supports unprecedented opportunities for entrepreneurs and small business owners in all sectors and supports tens of thousands of good-paying jobs and careers.

SUSTAINABILITY

With new technology and practices focused on environmental stewardship, North Dakota is leading the way in sustainable development, ensuring continued economic growth, while also protecting our state.

opportunity

As an economic powerhouse, the oil and gas industry contributes billions in state tax revenues, which allows state and local leaders to invest in our communities and advance possibilities across the state.

ENERGY SECURITY

North Dakota is the nation’s third-largest oil producer, and oil and natural gas found right here in the Williston Basin is  enhancing our nation’s energy and national security.

INNOVATION

Technology is changing the way we produce and use our abundant energy resources. Together, North Dakota’s universities and the industry are ushering in a new age of innovation and invention.

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$96,000 Raised

Conservation Campaign

Through the North Dakota Petroleum Foundation, North Dakota’s oil and gas industry has helped raise and contribute more than $96,000 for conservation and wildlife habitat projects throughout the state. Working with landowners, the Foundation has planted 134,000 trees in just four years. The Foundation and its supporters also continue to partner with the Mule Deer Foundation to rehabilitate and revitalize habitat in western North Dakota for mule deer and other wildlife.

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Our Programs

Planting for the Future

Planting for the Future helps build and improve habitat for future generations through large-scale tree plantings.

 

Teacher Education Seminar

The Teacher Education Seminar brings 50 teachers together to learn more about the oil and gas industry, tour the oilfield and more.

 

Bakken Rocks CookFest

The Bakken Rocks CookFest is a free festival that includes free food, music, games and activities for kids, and more.

 

Upcoming Events

22-23

sept

Bowman T4 Summit

Students in grades 10-12 will gather September 22nd and Grades 7-9 will gather September 23rd.   More Details

7-8

oct

Wahpeton T4 Summit

Grades 11 and 12 will gather October 7th and Grades 9-10 will gather October 8th.   More Details

13-14

APRIL

Watford City T4 Summit

Grades 9 through 12 will gather April 13, 2022, and Grades 6 through 8 will gather April 14, 2022.   More Details

Whether we need equipment, volunteers or sponsorship support for our events, we can always count on help from the North Dakota Petroleum Foundation and its sponsors and supporters. We’re so grateful to have them as Partners in Conservation.  

- Marshall Johnson, Mule Deer Foundation

Our Sponsors and Supporters

BENEFACTORS

HEROES

CHAMPIONS

INVESTOR

SUPPORTER

2021

PREMIER PARTNERS

Our events and efforts aren't possible without the support of our members. Thanks to all our Premier Partners for their sponsorship! Learn more about becoming a Premier Partner here.