$42.6 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.

$3.4 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

EDUCATION

We provide academic resources about the oil and gas industry for both teachers and students, and fund scholarships for students seeking a lucrative career in the industry.

outreach

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

STEWARDSHIP

We highlight industry best practices and engage in partnerships to preserve, conserve, and restore natural resources.

AWARENESS

We encourage a better public understanding of the industry, the technologies and innovation that drive it, and the benefits it provides to our economy, society, and future generations.

Purchase a Ticket for a Chance to Win a North Dakota Elk Tag

The North Dakota Petroleum Foundation is selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a North Dakota elk tag. Proceeds will benefit the Foundation’s conservation, habitat and education programs. Through the NDPF’s Planting for the Future Program, we’ve planted more than 350,000 trees since 2018 and contributed to numerous outdoors groups and projects that rehabilitate and enhance habitat and outdoor opportunities throughout the state. 

Tickets cost $100 each and a maximum of 1,000 tickets will be sold. Click below for more information.

OTHER NEWS

3rd Annual Birds & Birdies a Success!

3rd Annual Birds & Birdies a Success!

The North Dakota Petroleum Foundation hosted its 3rd Annual Birds & Birdies, raising money for habitat and wildlife projects and education and outreach initiatives. Thirty-six teams participated in the event. The event includes clay shooting, rimfire and archery...

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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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$116,000 Raised

Conservation Campaign

Through the North Dakota Petroleum Foundation, North Dakota’s oil and gas industry has helped raise and contribute more than $116,000 for conservation and wildlife habitat projects throughout the state. Working with landowners, the Foundation has planted 234,000 trees since 2018. 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

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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

Supporting Partners

The North Dakota Petroleum Foundation's programs and initiatives are made possible by annual support and donations from sponsors and partners.

Oil and Gas Research Program
Hess Corporation
Aux Sable
ConocoPhillips
Pembina

BENEFACTOR

$15,000+

BENEFACTOR

$15,000+

HERO

$10,000 - $14,999

HERO

$10,000 - $14,999

HERO

$10,000 - $14,999

HERO

$10,000 - $14,999
TC Energy
PetroHunt
Baranko Bros

HERO

$10,000 - $14,999

HERO

$10,000 - $14,999

CHAMPION

$5,000 - $9,999

INVESTOR

Up to $5,000

INVESTOR

Up to $5,000

INVESTOR

Up to $5,000
The Harms Group
MAP Mechanical
ONEOK
Panther Pressure Testers
WellPro

INVESTOR

Up to $5,000

INVESTOR

Up to $5,000

INVESTOR

Up to $5,000

INVESTOR

Up to $5,000

INVESTOR

Up to $5,000

INVESTOR

Up to $5,000

2024 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