$32.6 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.

2ND LARGEST OIL PRODUCER

ENHANCING ENERGY SECURITY

As the nation’s second-largest oil producer, 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.

North Dakota Petroleum Foundation hosts Virtual Food Drive, kicks off Days of Giving Campaign

The holiday season is upon us, and the spirit of giving is high! The North Dakota Petroleum Foundation is urging you to Give the Gift of Joy this Christmas by participating in area Angel Tree programs and Toy Drives. Or, you may also help Give the Gift of Community, Education, Conservation or Nourishment by making donations that will help support local charities.

Throughout this pandemic, food pantries have also been stretched thin. To help keep shelves full, the Foundation is also hosting a Virtual Food Drive through the great plains food bank. 

There are many ways to give this holiday season, and we invite you to join us for our Days of Giving!

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Bakken BBQ donates $75,000 to Make-A-Wish North Dakota

Bakken BBQ donates $75,000 to Make-A-Wish North Dakota

By Jackie Jahfetson, The Dickinson Press Even during a pandemic, local businesses and the Dickinson community came out back in August for the Bakken BBQ to help support Make-A-Wish, exceeding expectations to be able to donate a large monetary contribution. Bakken BBQ...

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FOUNDATION PROGRAMS

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 second-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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$80,000 Raised

Conservation Campaign

Through the North Dakota Petroleum Foundation, North Dakota’s oil and gas industry has helped raise and contribute more than $80,000 for conservation and wildlife habitat projects throughout the state. Working with landowners, the Foundation has planted 118,000 trees in just three 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

Teacher Education Seminar

Teacher Education Seminar

June 21, 2021 @ 8:00 am - June 24, 2021 @ 5:00 pm at Bismarck State College, Bismarck ND by North Dakota Petroleum Foundation | Foundation Events

The Teacher Education Seminar is open to teachers and guidance counselors who are currently practicing full time in a North Dakota public or private school. Participants will have the opportunity

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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

Our Partners & Sponsors

BENEFACTORS

HEROES

PREMIER PARTNERS

  • Assured Partners Energy
  • Continental Resources
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Crescent Point
  • Crestwood
  • Denbury
  • Endless Tubing
  • Equinor
  • Henry Hill Oilfield Services
  • Hess Corporation
  • Iron Oil
  • Marathon Oil
  • NESET
  • Outrigger Energy
  • Ovintiv
  • Petro-Hunt, LLC
  • Petrospects
  • Precise Transport
  • Petrospects
  • XTO Energy

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