Infrastructure & Construction

February 22, 2017

ND takes action to close Dakota Access protest camp

BY Patrick C. Miller Many of the Dakota Access Pipeline protesters remaining in south central North Dakota left ahead of a deadline set the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to evacuate the main camp by Wednesday afternoon. Most left peacefully while some set fires. READ MORE

February 15, 2017

Judge won’t stop DAPL work, but new legal challenge emerges

BY Patrick C. Miller Opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline this week filed a new action against the Corps of Engineers, seeking to stop work on the pipeline crossing beneath the Missouri River. Congress today heard testimony for and against the project. READ MORE

February 14, 2017

Shale play data you don't see everyday

BY Staff The health and trending direction for activity levels in most North American shale plays is typically linked to rig count or the number of active pressure pumping units deployed to a given region. But other data sets like these help to tell the story READ MORE

February 08, 2017

Army Corps easement allows Dakota Access Pipeline completion

BY Patrick C. Miller The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this week issued the final easement needed to complete the Dakota Access Pipeline which transports oil from North Dakota to Illinois. The decision was met with both praise and criticism. READ MORE

February 08, 2017

New shale energy magazine launches this week

BY North American Shale Magazine Staff Formerly The Bakken magazine, North American Shale magazine focuses on all shale play developments and activity and brings the first-ever shale only focus to the entire shale energy industry. READ MORE

February 08, 2017

Increased oil and gas activity boosts jobs in the Bakken

BY Patrick C. Miller The Bakken boom hasn't returned, but increased oil and gas activity is creating a demand for frack crews, roustabouts and truck drivers in the Williston Job Service North Dakota office. This time, the town is better prepared to handle more workers. READ MORE

February 07, 2017

Trump’s policies show a clearer road ahead for oil and gas

BY Patrick C. Miller It might be too early to determine how the energy policies advocated by the Trump administration will impact the oil and gas industry, but Jonathan Garrett, principal analyst with Wood Mackenzie, believes they provide a clearer path forward. READ MORE

February 01, 2017

ND Sen: Corps will grant final Dakota Access Pipeline easement

BY Patrick C. Miller Reports out of Washington, D.C., on Tuesday said the issuing of the final federal easement needed to complete the Dakota Access Pipeline was imminent. However, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe pledged to continue fighting the project in court. READ MORE

January 31, 2017

With Keystone application resubmitted, judge puts hold on lawsuit

BY Patrick C. Miller As TransCanada Corp. accepted President Donald Trump's invitation to resubmit its application for the Keystone XL Pipeline, a federal judge in Texas put a hold on the Canadian company's $15 billion lawsuit against the U.S. government. READ MORE