As an oil tax bill heads to his desk, North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple said more than $12 million in grants are supporting development in the oil-rich state. “These grants are an important part of our ongoing commitment to help the oil and gas region meet the challenges created by rapid growth,” the governor said in a statement. The state’s Land Board awarded more than 130 grants totaling $12.3 million to fund developments in the west of the state where the boom in oil and natural gas is resulting in unprecedented growth. North Dakota catapulted to the No. 2 spot in the nation, after Texas, as output from the Bakken shale reserve area […]