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Drilling, production had been slowed by wet spring North Dakota’s Oil Patch has mostly geared back up from setbacks related to the wet spring and unusual flooding across the western part of the state. As of Wednesday, a record 184 rigs were drilling new holes, said Bruce Hicks, assistant director of the oil and gas division of the state’s Department of Mineral Resources, which regulates the Oil Patch. Daily and monthly production is back at a record level.
UPDATE 1:01 P.M. Oil drilling continues at a record pace in the state. Still, Lynn Helms, director of the state Department of Mineral Resources, said in a statement that there were 822 idle wells in February, up from 760 in January and the highest number since April 2001.
A new drilling technique is opening up vast fields of previously out-of-reach oil, helping reverse a two-decade decline in domestic production of crude. Companies are investing billions of dollars to get at oil deposits scattered across North Dakota, Colorado, Texas and California
Two oil-related spills in recent months and a continuing risk of spills and other accidents that could endanger soils and groundwater require a strengthening of state regulatory agencies and rules covering the oil boom in western North Dakota, according to a report released today by the Dakota Resource Council.
Chuck Haga and Patrick Springer
, December 02, 2010
Deep water oil drills quieted by a six-month moratorium will again hum off the Gulf Coast, helping an industry that, despite its dangers, puts needed money in the pockets of thousands along the Gulf Coast. What's less certain is just how soon the jobs on hold because of the six-month ban will come back to a region trying to recover.
A record number of rigs are drilling in North Dakota's oil patch. The state Department of Mineral Resources on Friday said that 154 rigs were drilling in western North Dakota. That breaks the record 148 rigs set in October 1981.
Oil industry and government officials could get caught flat-footed again by another deep-water blowout in the coming months because they have yet to incorporate many of the lessons learned during the BP disaster, experts inside and outside the business tell The Associated Press.
A well named Jake and a controversial drilling technique are fueling a Western oil rush, raising hopes for economic revival and questions about the environment — and who's going to share in the wealth.
Rick Berg may be less the conservative ideologue than his legislative career, his television advertising and his remark about oil drilling have suggested. He seemed willing to lay his conservative principles aside in order to benefit the state.
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