American Oil


Mountrail County is a rolling, fertile grassland of nearly 2000 square miles in northwestern North Dakota. The county’s economy has long been based on agriculture. It is a land of farms and ranches together with small towns providing services to the rural population.

In 2007 the county found itself in the heart of the state’s oil development, thanks to the Bakken Formation.

The Bakken (BAH-ken) is a vast, deep formation of permeable rock rich in both natural gas and quality crude [link to photo of Bakken crude]. The Bakken is also being tapped in Montana and Saskatchewan.

AMERICANS NEED TO WAKE UP! You better sit down for this.

About 6 months ago, the writer was watching a news program on oil and one of the Forbes Bros. was the guest. The host said to Forbes, “I am going to ask you a direct question and I would like a direct answer. How much oil does the U.S. have in the ground?”

Forbes did not miss a beat, he said, “more than all the Middle East put together.” READ more. . .

Bakken Develop

The Bakken