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The White House’s Natural Gas/Manufacturing Connection

pennsylvania  ohio  north dakota  natural gas  keystone xl  domestic energy  access 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted January 12, 2012

From where we sit, a new White House report that gives substantial credit to natural gas production for recent growth in U.S. manufacturing looks pretty darn good. In this economy, lots of Americans surely would agree.

The report, “Investing in America: Building an Economy That Lasts,” notes the loss of 3 million manufacturing jobs from 2001-2007 – but then the addition of 334,000 of those jobs the past two years. That second number is due in no small part to the production of natural gas from shale through hydraulic fracturing. The White House:

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Graphically Speaking: Bakken Oil & Natural Gas Production

north dakota  natural gas  hydraullic fracturing  fracking  domestic energy 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted January 6, 2012

Pretty neat animation by the Energy Information Administration, showing the growth of oil and natural gas production in the Bakken shale play between 1985 and 2010. You can see the locations and the yields of different wells within the Bakken in time-lapse fashion. EIA:

“Oil production growth in the Bakken shale play mirrors somewhat the growth in natural gas production in the Barnett play (Texas). Like the Barnett, the Bakken drilling and production animation … shows that drilling activity built up gradually and eventually led to rapid growth, particularly from 2006 to 2010. Production grew because of increased use of horizontal drilling and the addition of hydraulic fracturing, coupled with elevated prices for crude oil and other natural gas liquids.”

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Innovation 'R' Us

energy iq  exxonmobil  horizontal drilling  north dakota  oil and natural gas industry  oil drilling  oil production  oil refining  refineries  technology innovation  vertical drilling  oil and natural gas drilling  seismic 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 5, 2011

North Dakota celebrated its 60th year of oil production yesterday. On April 4, 1951, Amerada Corp. struck oil in Clarence Iverson's wheat field near Tioga, which eventually led to North Dakota becoming the 4th largest oil producing state in the country. 

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A Walking Drilling Rig

domestic energy  energy production  north dakota  oil drilling  oil production  oil rig  onshore  technology  technology innovation  continental resource inc  drill site  drilling rigs  oil wells  walking drilling rig  walking rig 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 12, 2010

Did you know that drilling rigs can walk? At least this one can. It's the ECO-Pad being used by Continental Resources Inc. to drill for oil in North Dakota.

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It's About Energy

domestic energy  energy  energy citizens  energy nation  energy policy  energy worker rallies  job creation  jobs rallies  north dakota  pennsylvania  rally for jobs  unemployment 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 27, 2010

During the first Clinton presidential campaign, adviser James Carville reportedly placed a placard on the wall that said, "The economy, stupid." His point was clear. The key issue for voters that year was the economy. 

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