BISMARCK, ND (KFYR) – MINOT, ND — Maintaining home energy in the United States was the topic of conversation Friday at the Minot EDC Area House Energy Meeting.
The chamber has had the Energy Committee for over a decade to learn and discuss topics that impact the Magic City, including energy production.
While the Bakken region is west of the city, its power generation impacts the entire state, and many of the contractors who work there are based in Minot.
“We like to try to stay on top of what’s going on because it’s important to number one for the nation, it’s important to North Dakota and it’s also important to Northwestern Dakota. North,” said John MacMartin, speaker of the chamber.
Sen. John Hoeven, RN.D., spoke to the committee about maintaining local production.
“It’s about lowering costs, lowering inflation, lowering the price at the pump, but think about the other aspects. It’s about jobs, economic activity and national security,” Hoeven said.
In 2019 and early 2020, North Dakota produced nearly 1.5 million barrels of crude oil per day.
Today, the state produces nearly 1.1 million barrels per day according to the US Energy Information Administration.
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