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Forum staff reports, Published February 23 2014

Dalrymple leads DC meeting with other governors about ND’s booming oil development

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Governors from around the country learned about North Dakota’s booming oil and gas development Sunday during a meeting here led by Gov. Jack Dalrymple.

As chairman of the National Governors Association’s Natural Resources Committee, Dalrymple invited Tioga, N.D., resident Kathleen Neset to share her expertise in the state’s oil development. Neset, a member of North Dakota’s State Board of Higher Education since 2012, owns Neset Consulting Services and is an oilfield geologist.

“It was a great opportunity for other governors to learn about North Dakota’s incredible oil and gas development and about all of the measures that are taken during the drilling process to protect the land and water,” Dalrymple said in a Sunday news release.

North Dakota passed Alaska and became the country’s second-largest oil producing state, behind Texas, in 2012. An average of 923,227 barrels of oil was produced daily last December.