Saturday, December 29, 2018

Week 52: December 23, 2018 -- December 29, 2018

International energy
US producers delivering a one-two punch to OPEC
China sets LNG import record; whopping y-o-y increase; and, here;
IEA forecasts US crude oil production to pass that of Russia/Saudi Arabia combined

National, non-energy:
US sets record holiday sales; up 42% over previous record set on year

Top Bakken economy story
Taxable sales and purchases, 3Q18 

Geoff Simon's top North Dakota energy stories
Belfield to see more construction in 2019; due to Davis Refinery west of city
Even if school bond passes, property taxes lower than most -- Williston Herald
With 600 students, crowding a concern in Killdeer schools -- Dickinson Press
Killdeer hopes to have new school by December 2020 -- Dunn County Herald
Sloulin Field lease amended to allow larger planes in airport's final months -- Williston Herald 
WAWS water project plans $50 million request to 2019 North Dakota Legislature -- KX News

Top North Dakota energy stories:
Bakken sets new natural gas production records; flaring

Enerplus reports a huge "Tungsten" well
EOG reports a huge Clarks Creek well

Natural gas
Bakken sets new records; production; flaring

Bakken economy
Williston office earns international award