ADVANCING THE POSSIBILITIES
For All of Us
The people of North Dakota are imagining big possibilities and our oil and gas industry is helping them become reality. By supporting local businesses and good-paying jobs, investing in communities through economic development and state tax revenues, North Dakota’s oil and gas industry is advancing the possibilities across the state.
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Promoting best practices in the development of our resources and partnering with others to preserve and build habitat and access to the outdoors.
Providing educational resources about the energy industry to both teachers and students, as well as scholarships to students pursuing a degree in energy.
Fostering opportunities for industry, landowners, state, local and tribal leaders, and others to connect and work together to build stronger communities.
Advancing a better understanding of the industry, the technologies and innovation that drives it and the benefits it provides to our economy and society.
It takes vision to see possibilities, and resources to make them happen
North Dakota communities like Grand Forks are imagining big possibilities and seeing them become reality. Think of the new water treatment plant, the UND School of Law, the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, and the Harold Hamm School of Geology & Geological Engineering. All were made possible by North Dakota’s oil and gas industry. It not only supports local businesses and good-paying jobs, it invests in our communities and contributes $1 billion annually in state taxes that fund projects and advance possibilities across the state.
Via the North Dakota Governor's Office: BISMARCK, N.D. – 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...
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ND Energy Education
The ND Energy Education program brings STEM and energy-related lessons and activities to the classroom.
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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
North Dakota is the nation’s No. 2 oil producer, and oil and natural gas found right here in the Williston Basin is enhancing our nation’s energy and national security.
We want new efficiencies in the way we produce and use our abundant energy resources. Working together, North Dakota’s universities and the industry are ushering in a new age of innovation and invention.
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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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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.
Our Partners & Sponsors
- Assured Partners Energy
- Continental Resources
- Crescent Point
- Denbury Resources
- Endless Tubing
- EOG Resources
- Grayson Mill Energy
- Hess Corporation
- Iron Oil
- Marathon Oil
- Outrigger Energy
- Petro-Hunt, LLC
- Precise Transport