State Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms

Oil Production is Down in North Dakota

With room for improvement, the state has not received federal leases since 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – As gas prices continue to rise, oil production has steadily decreased in the state of North Dakota and the United States. With the Biden administration’s ban on drilling permits and hydraulic fracturing on federal lands, North Dakota could miss out on at least $570 million over the next 15 years. That’s according to the state’s Department…

Industrial Commission Approves Enhanced Oil Recovery Project

The project will take place over two years.

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota regulators have endorsed a project that will test a process that injects natural gas underground to try to force more oil out of the state’s shale deposits. The state Industrial Commission, a three-member panel led Gov. Doug Burgum, approved the “enhanced oil recovery” process Monday for Hess Corp. The company is proposing the project to target newer…