Podcast: “We’ve Gone From Surviving to Thriving”

Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Department of Interior, was keynote speaker Wednesday at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in the Bismarck Event Center. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune

Live on location at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference yesterday I interviewed a number of people from North Dakota’s oil and gas industry about the state of affairs in the Bakken play.

We talked about recovering oil prices, a new sense of optimism, and the challenge of North Dakota’s chronic labor shortages.

“We’ve gone from surviving to thriving,” one conference attendee told me. That sounds about right.

Here’s the full audio of the show. If you’d like the audio delivered to your devices with each new episode, subscribe to the podcast.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and the host of the Rob (Re)Port on Fargo-based WDAY AM970 from noon-2pm weekdays.

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