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    The oil and gas industry is one of the largest single basic-sector industries in the state, contributing more than $43 billion to North Dakota’s economy and supporting more than 81,000 jobs in 2013 according to a study conducted by North Dakota State University. This economic impact has permeated into nearly every industry in North Dakota, ranging…

    Jobs & Careers

    The oil and gas industry is an intensive one, requiring support and services from thousands of businesses, which translates into jobs – lots of them. In North Dakota, one in seven jobs is supported by the oil and gas industry, ranging from manual labor to skilled tradesmen and women to professionals of from every industry…

    Energy Security

    Energy is at the very heart of the American economy, and as we grow more and more dependent upon technology, energy is at the heart of our very way of life. Fossil fuels, including petroleum, remain the most cost effective and efficient means of energy, accounting for more than 80 percent of our nation’s total…

    Tax Revenues

    Oil and gas development goes a long way funding our state’s priority and future. At more than $1.63 billion paid in taxes, oil and gas production and extraction taxes accounted for 45.1 percent of all taxes collected by the state in 2017.   In addition, the state earned royalties on more than 5,884 producing properties…

    Oil & You

    Many of us are well aware that petroleum products are used to fuel our cars, trains, buses and airplanes, but what many of us don’t realize is that we are likely touching – or wearing – a petroleum product nearly every minute of every single day. One 42-gallon barrel of oil creates 19.4 gallons of…