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U.S. Williston Basin tops 1 million barrels of oil per day
Oil Patch Dispatch ^ | November 16, 2013 | Amy Dalrymple

Posted on 11/16/2013 8:59:19 AM PST by george76

WILLISTON, N.D. – The entire U.S. Williston Basin produced more than 1 million barrels of oil per day in September, driven by another record month of North Dakota oil production. North Dakota produced 931,940 barrels per day, a 2 percent increase over August, according to preliminary numbers released Friday by the Department of Mineral Resources.

The U.S. Williston Basin also includes portions of South Dakota, which produced 5,017 barrels per day in September, and Montana, which produced 75,460 barrels per day in August.

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Bakken oil production in North Dakota and Montana is projected to top 1 million barrels of oil per day in December, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. That estimate does not include production from other formations

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About 61 percent of North Dakota’s total 9,682 producing wells are Bakken and Three Forks wells, he said. The Bakken now accounts for a little more than 10 percent of total U.S. oil production, according to the EIA.

(Excerpt) Read more at oilpatchdispatch.areavoices.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; US: Minnesota; US: Montana; US: Nebraska; US: North Dakota; US: South Dakota; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: bakken; bakkenoil; coal; energy; epa; gas; keystone; oil; threeforks; williston; willistonbasin

1 posted on 11/16/2013 8:59:19 AM PST by george76
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To: george76
my husbands father's family comes from that Williston area....in the dust bowl, a lot of them went west, but some stayed....

talk about being in the right place at the right time.....

2 posted on 11/16/2013 9:06:01 AM PST by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: george76
The guy who's done every thing in his power (and beyond his power) to prevent this is not bragging about it:

“Just this week, we learned that for the first time in nearly two decades, the United States of America now produces more of our own oil here at home than we buy from other countries,” he said.

“That’s a big deal.” Barry in his weekly address.

3 posted on 11/16/2013 9:09:01 AM PST by DManA (enis)
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To: DManA

Not = NOW bragging about it.


4 posted on 11/16/2013 9:10:33 AM PST by DManA (enis)
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To: DManA

No wonder gas prices are plummeting at a record rate. Heck at this pace, gas in my area may soon approach $3.50/gal regular. Woo Hoo! NOT! Let’s build some damn refineries.


5 posted on 11/16/2013 9:15:36 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: rktman

Where do you live? We’re seeing 2.89 in the Twin Cities.

http://www.motortrend.com/gas_prices/34/55127/


6 posted on 11/16/2013 9:17:54 AM PST by DManA (enis)
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To: george76

That’s an amazing number - consider that one of the largest US refineries, the BP Whiting Indiana one, can process 400,000 barrels per day. Williston is putting out more than twice what a big refinery can handle.

And if you search “Niobrara Shale”, there’s some very interesting new shale potential in the Denver-Julesberg basin as well. The small independents are going gangbusters and all Obama can do is sic the EPA after them with false scare tactic about fracking to try to keep us enslaved to foreign oil or his wind-and-solar wet dreams.


7 posted on 11/16/2013 9:23:00 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: cherry

Oil field joke......

I was hanging out with some Canadian engineers working on the oil sands in Alberta.

One complained to the American vendor that the fastener did not meet the revised spec. The American said he had no such revision.The Canuck, who was young and never said Eh? said I emailed it to you , The American with rising voice said I didn’t get it.

Ths Canadian boss wanting to reduce the heat said..... “I’m pretty sure Obama stopped it at the border”

They told me at least 5 times we must get Keystone working


8 posted on 11/16/2013 9:24:37 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: george76

Our family lived for 3 1/2 years in Williston—My husband is a retired oil man.

At the time we were there, the population was about 1500 people—and most of them were the salt of the earth types.

We loved it there, although it was cold, especially for us Texans.

One of our children was born there. We have kept touch with a lot of our friends—one is due to visit us here in Texas in April.

I don’t have any desire to go back—I want to remember it as the sleepy little town it was back in the day.

I’m happy for them though—a lot of our friends have become millionaires from this oil play. It couldn’t have happened to nicer folks.


9 posted on 11/16/2013 9:27:01 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: bert

John Batchelor had a show a long time ago…a farmer up there got his royalty check and though the oil company made a mistake…it was something like 50,000a month and the farmer though it was only going to be 5,000….


10 posted on 11/16/2013 9:32:09 AM PST by Hojczyk
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To: DManA

LOL! Actually, the prices in Reno, Nv are down to around 3.37/gal for regular 10% pop-corn gas. Oddly enough, 25 miles south of us in Carson City the prices are about 20 cents lower. County taxes? Who knows. Purty durn sad when you get excited for gas prices to be under $3.50/gal. (See my tag line)


11 posted on 11/16/2013 9:36:02 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: basil
We loved it there, although it was cold, especially for us Texans.

Have done some work there. It is hard to get use to the two seasons rather than four. July and Winter.
12 posted on 11/16/2013 9:37:45 AM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: cherry
Interesting site for those curious about some of what's happening in the Williston Basin is facebook's 'Bakken Oilfield Fail'.

Name is somewhat misleading as site was started out to show mistakes, goof-ups, and sometimes miserable/comical living and work conditions.

It still features that kind of thing but has become a kind of ongoing chronicle of the nearly indescribable constant grinding dangerous toil that goes on in the Bakken.


13 posted on 11/16/2013 9:40:36 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: PA Engineer

The hottest we have ever been is while we lived in Williston. Those houses are built so tight—and there’s no air conditioning. The temp can actually reach 100 degrees for a few days.

Summer didn’t last long—the joke used to be that we hoped summer came on a weekend so we could have a picnic.

Our windows also had “storm windows” in addition to the regular windows, and it took a while to figure out how to remove those outer windows.

I used to think ceiling fans would be nice—and even jokingly talked about opening a ceiling fan store.

On the other side of the coin, we lived across the street from the grade school, and every winter they would grade out some dirt to make a skating pond. They would flood it in late November, and it would stay frozen until the spring thaw.

Two of our kids were old enough to learn how to ice skate a bit—they were 5 and 6 at the time. We bought them some skates and they would go over and try to skate—and I could keep an eye on them from my warm house by looking out the window......


14 posted on 11/16/2013 9:59:56 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: george76

I wonder how long it will be before OBOBGO takes credit?????


15 posted on 11/16/2013 10:07:24 AM PST by bandleader
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To: DManA
$3.33 regular unleaded in mid Maine.
10% ethanol, today Saturday, November 15
16 posted on 11/16/2013 10:21:04 AM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: rktman

check out

http://www.gasbuddy.com/GB_StateList.aspx


17 posted on 11/16/2013 10:28:39 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: DManA

$2.85 in San Antonio.

It’s the rat pivot. They are going to run on bringing gas prices and other prices down. Of course the fact prices went up because of them will go into the memory hole.


18 posted on 11/16/2013 10:37:39 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("Senator Cruz basically made the Democrats fight for a whole bunch of things that they already had.")
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To: george76

Think that through.

That’s 100 million dollars a day for ND.

3 billion dollars a month.

36 billion a year.

If the EPA stopped trying to crucify industry America would be growing 5 percent a year easy.


19 posted on 11/16/2013 10:56:02 AM PST by lonestar67 (I remember when unemployment was 4.7 percent)
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To: basil
How about tornadoes there in North Dakota ?
Do you get many of them in North Dakota ?
Then again a tornado can pop up in any state that you live in.
20 posted on 11/16/2013 7:16:54 PM PST by American Constitutionalist
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To: American Constitutionalist

Surprisingly small chance of tornadoes in ND. Probably less than any state in the South.

http://www.weather.com/outlook/weather-news/news/articles/what-where-is-tornado-alley-forbes_2011-04-14


21 posted on 11/16/2013 7:23:15 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: lonestar67
Doesn't the Federal government bring in in tax receipts each month about 45 Billion ?
Yeah, IF the Federal government was smart it would allow drilling for oil in all places and we could theoretically reduce the deficit in ? how long ?
Not good with math here.
10 years ? 15 years ?
Let's say the Federal government was raking in twice as much as it brings in now... and with lower taxes...
Instead of bringing in 45 Billion a month, imagine the Federal government bringing $ 100 Billion a month to pay down the debt and pay for all it's services.
22 posted on 11/16/2013 7:26:38 PM PST by American Constitutionalist
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To: American Constitutionalist

Nope—never even remember a tornado alert or warning.

Here in TX, we have them quite often.


23 posted on 11/16/2013 7:56:05 PM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Texas produces almost twice as much on a daily basis so you can almost double the revenue and stack it on top of the ND production.

That is a big reason that Texas’ fiscal surplus will grow from about 8 billion in 2012 to 20 billion in 2013.

None of this includes the sales of natural gas which are also massive and global in impact.

Palin’s drill baby drill could easily reverse the fiscal and economic course of the nation at every level.

We are discussing only the direct sale impacts of the oil without the ancillary effects of having 2-4% taken off the national unemployment rate within these states. The general drag on budgets is greatly reduced when people actually hold jobs.

If the dozen to 30 US states that could massively increase either oil or gas production were allowed and encouraged to do so the nation would enjoy a massive renaissance.

Natural gas so dramatically reduces the cost of electricity in the US that it now threatens to bring all manufacturing from Europe and much of it from China back home. Energy is just too cheap in America right now for manufacturers to continue production overseas.

Frankly, I am a little nervous Obama and the dems will get the credit for this inevitable boom. That is absolutely false but it is a risk.


24 posted on 11/16/2013 9:07:45 PM PST by lonestar67 (I remember when unemployment was 4.7 percent)
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To: DManA
Where do you live? We’re seeing 2.89 in the Twin Cities.

$2.95 - $3.00 in S. MS (Biloxi area).

25 posted on 11/17/2013 2:57:28 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: lonestar67
Texas produces almost twice as much on a daily basis

Almost???

Texas produce more than twice, 2.67 million barrels per day.

Crude Oil Production (by state)
http://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/pet_crd_crpdn_adc_mbblpd_m.htm

26 posted on 11/18/2013 5:05:36 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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