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North Dakota soon to pass Alaska in oil production
Anchorage Daily News ^ | October 14th, 2011 | Associated Press

Posted on 10/14/2011 11:04:57 AM PDT by thackney

North Dakota is poised to surpass California and Alaska to become the nation's No. 2 oil producer behind Texas.

North Dakota's rise in oil production from the Bakken and Three Forks shale formations has propelled it from the nation's ninth-biggest oil producer to fourth since 2006.

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North Dakota is producing about 444,000 barrels daily.

(Excerpt) Read more at adn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Alaska; US: California; US: North Dakota
KEYWORDS: bakken; drill; energy; nd; oil; oilshale; shale
Data below up to May 2011

Alaska data through June 2011

1 posted on 10/14/2011 11:05:01 AM PDT by thackney
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To: thackney

John Hoeven was a stellar Governor when it comes to energy. Glad he’s a Senator now.


2 posted on 10/14/2011 11:06:48 AM PDT by casablanca
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To: thackney

Ha ha, not if Democrats can help it they won’t!


3 posted on 10/14/2011 11:06:55 AM PDT by Obadiah (I am an official program sponsor of Mitt Busters.)
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To: thackney

Good for North Dakota, but of course, this is only happening because environmental whackos/Democrats have for years prevented further development of Alaska’s crude oil reserves.


4 posted on 10/14/2011 11:08:22 AM PDT by Will88
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Links to North Dakota info

North Dakota Daily Oil Produced and Price
https://www.dmr.nd.gov/oilgas/stats/DailyProdPrice.pdf

North Dakota Drilling and Production Statistics
https://www.dmr.nd.gov/oilgas/stats/statisticsvw.asp

North Dakota Industrial Commission, Department of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas Division
https://www.dmr.nd.gov/oilgas/


5 posted on 10/14/2011 11:10:33 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

At least someone listening to Sarah.

Drill, baby, drill!


6 posted on 10/14/2011 11:14:23 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Doesn't anyone love liberty anymore?)
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To: Will88

I guess North Dakota can’t compete in the “Pristine Wilderness” category in the eyes of the Eco-freaks at the Interior Department?


7 posted on 10/14/2011 11:15:57 AM PDT by Tallguy (You can safely ignore anything that precedes the word "But"...)
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To: MichaelCorleone

If she hadn’t raised taxes so high in Alaska on the oil companies, they would be seeing more of those investment dollars today.

BP just committed to spend billions on enhanced oil recovery for old North Sea fields. It is sad to think they are not competitive with the North Sea.


8 posted on 10/14/2011 11:16:38 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney
That's pretty impressive. Isn't the Obama Regime also trying to stifle whatever oil production they can from this area?
9 posted on 10/14/2011 11:17:01 AM PDT by McGruff (Still a member of Sarah's Army)
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To: casablanca

Yeah, but will “Badlands Truckers” be as exciting & dramatic as “Ice Road Truckers”?


10 posted on 10/14/2011 11:21:59 AM PDT by lump in the melting pot (Communism - a social experiment which, for ethical reasons, should not be performed on humans)
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To: thackney

Their unemployment is also only 3.2%, but I’m sure that’s just a coincidence.


11 posted on 10/14/2011 11:29:13 AM PDT by almcbean
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To: McGruff

Yes, people on the ground are talking about the EPA showing up in greater numbers of late, sniffing around, as if looking for ways to make trouble.

Two things going for North Dakota. An eager, industrious public not afraid of hard work or of making money; and a large Native American population smack in the middle of the Bakken Field, which means that any effort to squelch production will hit that favored, protected species just as hard as the supposed grubby, greedy whites.

As it happens a lot of tribal members are out working hard in the patch too, and not just cashing lease and royalty checks.


12 posted on 10/14/2011 11:31:17 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: thackney

Alaska should be producing twice as much as it is, and North Dakota is capable of producing more than that, for a very long time.


13 posted on 10/14/2011 11:37:59 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Fightin Whitey

If I were there I’d do my best to make the EPA geeks feel VERY unwelcome.


14 posted on 10/14/2011 11:38:25 AM PDT by jdsteel (Cain vs. Not Able.......now that Sarah's out.)
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To: thackney

When in Alaska in 1973,was working on the Dolly Varden (Marathon Oil Co,) production platform which was producing over 60,000 bopd. Marathon transferred me to Wyoming in 1976, know production fell off drastically on the Dolly, but not by how much.


15 posted on 10/14/2011 12:26:27 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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To: thackney
Kenny Salazar and Stevie Chu must see these figures and say "WTF, how did this get by me? Got to put a stop to all this drilling in North Dakota."

Seriously, it is sad to see that Alaska and California production has dropped so much. They could be producing much more. Sigh.

The One and his henchmen must be defeated in the next election.
16 posted on 10/14/2011 12:26:31 PM PDT by fifedom
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To: lump in the melting pot
Yeah, but will “Badlands Truckers” be as exciting & dramatic as “Ice Road Truckers”?

Sure! Just issue automatic weapons and LAWS rockets to the Sioux & Northern Cheyene and have them establish "checkpoints". Flaming trucks!

17 posted on 10/14/2011 12:33:18 PM PDT by Tallguy (You can safely ignore anything that precedes the word "But"...)
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To: Fightin Whitey

the greatest thing ND has going for it, the feds do not control that much land in ND.


18 posted on 10/14/2011 12:39:13 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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To: Tallguy
I guess North Dakota can’t compete in the “Pristine Wilderness” category in the eyes of the Eco-freaks at the Interior Department?

Yep, I guess it's harder to make the case that a wheat farm or cattle farm is a pristine wilderness, but they better drill faster before some EPA idiot finds an endangered grasshopper.

19 posted on 10/14/2011 12:43:48 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Sea Parrot

True but what the feds do have is in the middle of the Bakken play. They oil companies have been leasing up some of the BLM land but I haven’t paid attention to how much drilling is going on out there.

Good reminder I gotta ask around.


20 posted on 10/14/2011 2:15:07 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: thackney

A short video on how they drill the Bakken;

http://www.northernoil.com/drilling.php


21 posted on 10/14/2011 3:07:38 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries of the American Farmer each and every year..)
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