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    The Energy of North Dakota program is dedicated to developing partnerships by¬†opening the lines of communication and improving the understanding between the petroleum industry of North Dakota and key stakeholder groups such as property owners, policy makers, community leaders, media reporters and the general public. We work to do this through several events throughout the…

    Giving Back – Requests

    Many companies volunteer for or contribute to communities and organizations within the counties in which they operate. In an effort to better collaborate with other companies and available philanthropic funds are maximized, an Outreach Committee was formed. Committee members meet regularly to share information about potential projects or organizations seeking assistance. The North Dakota Petroleum…


    Held twice each summer in two communities impacted by development, the Bakken Rocks CookFest offers residents the opportunity to get out and learn more about the ins and outs of the oil and gas industry, attend an info sessions where they can listen to and visit with the experts of the industry, and best of all,…

    Pick Up the Patch!

    From snowmelt to snowfall, the North Dakota Petroleum Foundation and industry members and employees team up with members of the community to help keep our communities and roadways clean with huge community-wide events, Adopt-a-Highway programs, or just by stopping to pick up trash as needed. The Program also encourages companies to create a “no litter”…

    Teacher Seminar

    The North Dakota Petroleum Foundation hosts this seminar for educators to learn about the oil industry and take projects, lessons, and ideas back to the classroom. The seminar also helps educators translate to their students how geography, math, chemistry, geometry, etc. tie into the oil and gas industry and careers. Who’s eligible:  Teachers and guidance…

    Bakken Classic Fishing Derby

    The Bakken Classic Fishing Derby is a charity tournament sponsored by the North Dakota Petroleum Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, that benefits wildlife and conservation projects in North Dakota. In its six years of operation, the derby has raised more than $70,000 for projects. Funds have been used to help the Mule Deer Foundation, Pheasants Forever,…

    Campaigns and Initiatives

    The oil and gas industry and its employees are dedicated to North Dakota’s communities in which we live and operate. This means building strong relationships and finding ways to enhance the lives of our employees and stakeholders. Through the Energy of North Dakota, industry is investing in initiatives that help us do so. Campaigns The Energy of North…


    The oil and gas industry supports more than 72,000 jobs in the state, but finding a qualified, skilled and knowledgeable workforce continues to be a challenge. To help students interested in the energy industry pursue a degree, the North Dakota Petroleum Foundation offers two scholarship programs to assist with tuition costs. Al Golden Scholarship The…