Saturday, January 18, 2020

Week 3: January 12, 2020 -- January 18, 2020

Top story of the week: US economy -- housing starts and two huge trade bills. 

Top international non-energy story:
  • President Trump signs two landmark trade deals that could mean $1.2 trillion in more trade; China; USMCA;
Top international energy story:
Top national non-energy story:
Top national energy story:
Top North Dakota non-energy story:
  • North Dakota airport traffic continues to increase
Top North Dakota energy story:

Geoff Simon's top North Dakota stories:
  • Iowa wants more in from DAPL regarding its proposed expansion
  • ND PSC looking for additional information from DAPL regarding its proposed expansion
  • Tioga study shows its air has plenty of room for a petrochemical plant
  • the largest reported sale of the year for the multifamily market closed on New Year’s Eve and included properties from Williston, Tioga and Stanley, indicating continued strong demand in the oil patch. Link here.
  • North Dakota leads all states in tax collection since Great Recession. Link here
  • Watford City, McKenzie County, taxable sales growth among state's highest; link here.
  • Dickinson Press to become weekly; will be published by The Bismarck Tribune;
  • Williston, area school districts in disarray.
  • Bellingham, WA, natural gas ban to cost consumers big money. Link here. This is no longer simply bad science; it's now bad crony capitalism. Someone is making a lot of money.
Director's Cut, November, 2019, data: link here;
  • Barely missed another all-time high for crude oil production
  • New all-time high based on "boepd" production
  • North Dakota bucks the national trend: DUCs increase
Three Forks, second bench experience:
Bakken 101:

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