Chesapeake to sell Bakken acreage -- unconfirmed
Chesapeake to sell 50% interest in its Oklahoma play -- confirmed
Oasis with four huge wells
Bakken wells taken off-line due to flaring
Well density patterns; fan-shaped
Anticipating the gusher;
The Bakken is a beast
RBN series on Bakken crude-by-rail terminals: part II
RBN series on Bakken crude-by-rail terminals: part I
Midwest Motor Express expands in Rapid City, SD
MDU-Calumet ready to start construction; received air quality permit
Six-million-dollar hotel almost complete in coal country, North Dakota
Obama promises to expedite oil production in Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota if his idea to sequester is killed
Odds and Ends
A rational individual might look back on this story and conclude that the president failed to read his far-left, faux environmental base correctly, when he nixed the Keystone XL permit. He failed to see that the Keystone XL would become the "line-in-the-sand" for that fringe element. We haven't seen the phrase "throwing 'someone' under the bus" lately, but the tea leaves suggest the president is about to throw the last group along the parade route under the bus when he approves the Keystone.
ObamaCare will be the legacy of the president's first term. Approving Keystone XL 2.0 will be the domestic legacy of his second term.
Recessions come and go, so even if "we" fall back into recession, it won't amount to much more than an historical footnote.
I am unaware of anything that would yet qualify for a foreign policy legacy in his first term, and, of course, the second term is not even two months old.
Speaking of which (recessions), if "we" do fall back into a recession due to $5 gasoline (and I'm not saying we will see $5 gasoline again; "been there, done that," as some predicted), one might be able to trace the dots back to killing the Keystone. Such irony. [Had the Keystone been approved back in late November, 2011, and had TransCanada stayed on schedule, the pipeline would now be on-line. Canadian oil sands oil is trading for about $60/bbl; Venezuelan/OPEC oil is trading for about $110. ]
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- Million Dollar Way
- Kuwait of the Prairie (has not been active since March, 2012; one post in 2012)
- Bakken Shale Discussion Group
- Shale Blog
- The Bismarck Tribune/Bakken