INDUSTRY SECTORS

SDOGA makes every effort to protect and promote South Dakota and the region’s oil and natural gas industry through continuing education.

SDOGA recognizes the need to continually educate members of the public, stakeholders, and elected and appointed representatives through ongoing member outreach programs.

We have worked hard to provide the most relevant information to the industry sectors impacting South Dakota, and how the technology used today is impacting the future of energy development for tomorrow.

Although South Dakota has modest production with proved oil reserves mainly located in Harding County, South Dakota also remains largely under-explored. Harding County produces the bulk of the state’s crude oil and natural gas, mostly from traditional vertical wells. Fall River County also has a history of exploration and production. Oil production in South Dakota has been… read more…
Approximately 6500 miles of pipelines cross South Dakota. These pipelines safely transport natural gas, crude, and other energy products to homes and businesses each day. Pipeline infrastructure plays a critical role in South Dakota, transporting products to other parts of the country and contributing to South Dakota’s community tax base. Learn more…
The Black Hills alone is home to nearly 250 manufacturing companies with over 3300 employees. Statewide, South Dakota has become home to companies like Permian Tank & Manufacturing, Builder’s Choice, Broadwind Services, and others who have positioned themselves to service the oil and gas industry.
Why South Dakota?

South Dakota is a prime location for companies in the oil and gas industry. The oil-rich Bakken Shale is less than 100 miles away. The Williston Basin extends into the state and is an easy drive from the state’s major cities. Learn more…