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Famous formation named for North Dakota homesteaders

November 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Lorin Bakken recalls it was 2007 when he began seeing his name in the newspaper and on TV frequently as the oil boom started to heat up. Since then, his family name has become synonymous with oil and opportunity. Continue Reading

North Dakota’s Bakken Formation a million years in the making

June 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Bakken Formation’s oil bonanza was triggered eons ago in a story involving a cast of millions, earthly upheavals, heat and pressure lots and lots of pressure. It’s actually a very depressing story. In a good way. Good for oil development, at least. Continue Reading

N.D. becomes No. 2 oil producer in U.S.

May 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota passed Alaska in March to become the second-leading state in crude oil production, trailing only Texas, according preliminary figures released Monday.
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N.D. becomes No. 2 oil producer in U.S.

May 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota passed Alaska in March to become the second-leading state in crude oil production, trailing only Texas, according preliminary figures released Monday.
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State geologist: SD oil potential vast, unexplored

May 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

South Dakota has significant potential for oil development, but that potential has largely been unexplored, the state geologist said at the Black Hills Bakken Conference.
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N.D. oil drillers taking steep discounts for crude

March 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Energy Department says North Dakota oil drillers are taking deep price cuts compared to other U.S. crude because production is outpacing the ability to efficiently move product to market. State Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms says North Dakota oil drillers continue to be on pace for a record year, despite the steep price cuts. Continue Reading

Santorum talks up trip to Oil Patch; will also visit Fargo

February 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Rick Santorum is riding his momentum in the Republican presidential race to North Dakota’s booming Oil Patch and its largest city. Santorum, who has emerged in polls as the latest rival to Mitt Romney’s lead, will appear today for a town hall meeting and energy roundtable in Tioga, in the Bakken formation, and for a campaign rally in Fargo. Continue Reading

Santorum talks up trip to Oil Patch; will also visit Fargo

February 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Rick Santorum is riding his momentum in the Republican presidential race to North Dakota’s booming Oil Patch and its largest city. Santorum, who has emerged in polls as the latest rival to Mitt Romney’s lead, will appear today for a town hall meeting and energy roundtable in Tioga, in the Bakken formation, and for a campaign rally in Fargo. Continue Reading

Santorum talks up trip to Oil Patch; will also visit Fargo Wednesday

February 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Rick Santorum is riding his momentum in the Republican presidential race to North Dakota’s booming Oil Patch and its largest city. Santorum, who has emerged in polls as the latest rival to Mitt Romney’s lead, will appear Wednesday for a town hall meeting and energy roundtable in Tioga, in the Bakken formation, and for a campaign rally in Fargo. Continue Reading

Oil output nearing Alaska’s: ND closer to becoming second-largest producer

January 10, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS North Dakota has hit a singular mark on its rapid ascent toward being the second-largest crude oil-producing state behind Texas.
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