Quantcast

North Dakota Oil Boom Comes To The Valley - Valley News Live - KVLY/KXJB - Fargo/Grand Forks

North Dakota Oil Boom Comes To The Valley

Posted: Updated:

  It's estimated the North Dakota oil boom is dumping more than 30-billion dollars a year into the State's economy. And now, more and more of that money is pouring into the Valley.

  More and more companies, right here in the Valley, are discovering that you don't need an oil well in your backyard to make money from the oil boom.

  Pedigree Software out of Fargo developed a program to help schedule thousands of drivers, trucks and pieces of equipment in western North Dakota. Now, they're selling that software to other types of businesses all over the Country. And Bert's truck equipment of East Grand Forks has partnered with another company to convert trucks to run on natural gas in western North Dakota.

Greg Sunila, Knapheide: "We take this F-250 with a gas engine in it. We convert it to run on compressed natural gas and then we also put a utility body on the back for our customers to use."

  This conference is even sponsored by a new media company developed because of the oil boom. "The Bakken" magazine now has a staff of 40 people in Grand Forks.

John Nelson, The Bakken Magazine: "We started the magazine back in April of last year and it has grown every month and continues to grow as we get more subscribers."

  In fact, more than 100 companies around Greater Grand Forks are now doing business in the Bakken. Who knows? You may have the next big idea.

Luke Geiver, The Bakken Magazine: "Just because of the long tern nature of how long oil and gas production will last in North Dakota… there's an opportunity for companies looking to be in this long term."

  Oil companies that may want to partner up with your, next big idea.

   If you'd like to learn more about doing business with North Dakota oil companies and emerging technologies, you can get a free subscription to "The Bakken" magazine.

  CLICK HERE FOR FREE MAGAZINE

 

 

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • What is it? Fargo gets fishy

    What is it? Fargo gets fishy

    You may have noticed a new shop going in on the 700 block of 45th street in Fargo and wondered... "What is it?" Well even though we're about as far away from the ocean as you can get, a local man has
    You may have noticed a new shop going in on the 700 block of 45th street in Fargo and wondered... "What is it?" Well even though we're about as far away from the ocean as you can get, a local man has
  • Big Ticket Raffle for Fargo Air Museum Expansion

    Big Ticket Raffle for Fargo Air Museum Expansion

    For the third year in a row, the Fargo Air Museum is raffling off some serious prizes! The first year, the air museum gave away a plane, last year it was a limited edition Mustang. This year, first prize
    For the third year in a row, the Fargo Air Museum is raffling off some serious prizes! First prize is a 2014 Ford F-150 XLT pick-up with a Honda 4'X4" ATV.
  • Avalanche on Mount Everest Kills at Least 12

    Avalanche on Mount Everest Kills at Least 12

    An avalanche on Mount Everest has killed at least twelve people, and four more are missing. It's the deadliest disaster to hit the world's tallest mountain.   Officials in Nepal say a wall of snow swept
    An avalanche on Mount Everest has killed at least twelve people, and four more are missing. It's the deadliest disaster to hit the world's tallest mountain.   Officials in Nepal say a wall of snow swept
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by 

WorldNowAll content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Valley News Live. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.