USGS answers Bakken questionsWill the oil gushing from the Bakken Formation in western North Dakota someday free the United States from dependence on foreign oil? Just how much oil is out there? Does the Bakken contain more oil than Saudi Arabia? Many of the answers to these and other “frequently asked questions” posted on a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) website (http://tinyurl.com/44zw7lx) are hedged, dodged and qualified as much as questions about the future of Medicare, but they do provide a helpful primer for people wanting to know what’s happening today in the booming Williston Basin.
By: By Chuck Haga, Forum Communications Co., The Jamestown Sun