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Miss this week's headlines? Here are the Top 5 Bakken stories of the week.

Top 5 Bakken Stories of the Week, June 11-17

  1. Doug Burgum’s bid for North Dakota governor came one step closer to reality with his Tuesday win in the primary. The republican candidate stressed policies that stress economic growth and capitalizing on North Dakota’s two most important industries: energy and agriculture.

Burgum-Sanford ticket emphasizes energy, economic growth

2 & 3. Two spills in North Dakota this week got lots of interest on our site as well as on social media. Both accidents involved produced water, the mixture of saltwater and oil that can contain drilling chemicals.

32K gallons of saltwater spilled, recovered near Tioga

9,000 gallons of produced water spill in Renville County

4. While North Dakota continues to produce an incredible amount of oil, production numbers reflect the continued downturn in the market.

North Dakota oil output drops 70,000 barrels daily in April

5. With the energy industry still in recovery mode across the globe, Alberta’s problem with uncapped wells might very well happen in any oil-producing area.

Alberta’s abandoned well problem grows with O&G bankruptcy filings

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