The North Dakota Industrial Commission said Thursday that crude production increased to 782,812 barrels of oil a day in March.
In February, it grew 6.1 percent to more than 715,000 barrels.
via N.D. oil production hits all-time high – Williston Herald: News.
No longer a “boom”; it is an industry.
There are over 400 well sites drilled and awaiting completion in North Dakota.
Rig counts no longer represent the production levels. Well site completion and automation of sites are more representative of production.
Pipelines replace truck transport of both crude product and salt water removal.
The boom has turned into an industry.
According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the oil and gas industry holds a fatality rate of 27.5 per 100,000 workers, more than seven times higher than the rate for all U.S. workers.
Through Aug. 17, North Dakota has had 48 worker deaths since 2010, according to OSHA statistics. Of those deaths, 23 were related to the oil and gas industry.
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Many of the stores and restaurants are entirely understaffed and are so understaffed that they probably don’t have time to deal with every person’s problem. I’ve heard so many complaints about Walmart, and yet when I walk in, I see a bare-bones staff trying to get those super long lines taken care of.
via Give understaffed businesses a break – Williston Herald: Columnists.