OPEC, Permian will influence future ND oil production

Although North Dakota's crude production fell slightly in March, overall production remained above 1 million barrels per day. OPEC concerns about activity in the Permian could impact whether the organization continues to limit its production.
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Continental adds SCOOP acreage, expects increased production

For the first quarter of 2017, Continental Resources reported the addition of 300,000 acres to its resources in Oklahoma's SCOOP play. Wells in the Bakken, STACK and SCOOP plays are exceeding estimated ultimate recovery curves.
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Senate fails to repeal BLM venting and flaring rule

The U.S. Senate's failure to overturn a methane flaring and venting rule implemented by the BLM during the Obama administration drew strong criticism from oil and gas industry organizations. The Trump administration will consider revising the rule.
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Marathon expects oil production growth in big 4 US shale plays

Marathon Oil Corp. continues touting--and growing--its presence as a multi-play shale operator. The exploration and production giant said this month that by Q2, production in its four shale oil plays will grow in 2017.
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Dow looking to Gulf Coast, shale gas in future investments

Dow Chemical Co. is further committing to U.S.-produced shale gas. The chemical giant recently announced investment plans for the next five years that include manufacturing expansions on the Gulf Coast and within the shale gas industry.
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Texas, New Mexico shale deals continue hot pace

Acquisition and divestiture activity in the shale plays of Texas and New Mexico remained strong in early May. And, for multiple entities that sold off shale assets, the allure of the Permian already has them looking to return.
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