N.D. gas and oil reserves even bigger than thought

  • Updated: May 5, 2013 - 6:33 AM

According to the latest U. S. Geological Survey estimate, there are 7.4 billion barrels of recoverable oil in Western North Dakota and Montana, more than twice the estimate from five years ago. There is nearly triple the amount of natural gas than earlier thought as well. As a result, the economic boom in the Bakken oil region is likely to continue to increase.

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