N.D. must invest in its futureNorth Dakota’s rapid rise in oil production has been nothing less than remarkable. Last week, it became known that the Flickertail State surpassed Alaska in March to become the No. 2 oil-producing state, trailing Texas. The boom in the Williston Basin’s Bakken Formation has enabled North Dakota to surge from its spot as ninth-leading oil state in 2006. In just the past five years, the state’s oil production has quadrupled.
By: The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, The Jamestown Sun