The Bakken Oil Boom: Moving “Back Home” to Montana?

Most people associate the huge Bakken oil field with North Dakota… but did you know the Bakken was actually discovered to the north in Montana?

Drilling equipment and crews are moving “back home” from North Dakota—where the Bakken Boom has been the Biggest.  In fact Montana’s rig count has grown to 22 from just eight at this time last year.

Montana’s Department of Natural Resources and Conservation issued a record 356 oil drilling permits in the first ten months of the year, easily beating the previous record of 313 set in 2005.

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