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A step toward tracking ND’s oil wealth


By: Rob Port, Bakken.com contributor North Dakota gets a lot of attention for soaring tax revenues. In the last biennium, the state exceeded legislative projections for general fund revenues by nearly 50 percent, or about $1.7 billion. Already, just months into the 2013 – 2015 biennium, the state has exceeded projections by $134 million. Compared to the previous biennium’s actual ...

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We need Keystone now more than ever


By: Rob Port With oil train derailments much in the news of late, it’s clear that America needs expanded energy infrastructure now more than ever. But even this plain evidence of that dire need may not be enough to crack the political shell around one of the most contentious energy projects in the history of America. One outspoken supporter of ...

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Oil creates rhetorical problems for Dems


By: Rob Port, Bakken.com According to an analysis by the Wall Street Journal, the number of North Dakota millionaires grew significantly from 2012 to 2013. “In 2012, North Dakota ranked 43rd, one spot behind Alabama,” reports the the paper. “Last year, it moved up to 29th, one ahead of Florida.” A boom in energy production in the state’s western energy ...

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