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The North Dakota Oil Production Slump and Turnaround in the 1990s

Despite production growth in the Bakken formation around 1990, at that time North Dakota’s oil industry was in the midst of a 11-year decline, from 1984 through 1994. In March of ’94, the Associated Press reported: Despite lagging production, North … Continue reading

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1951: Striking Oil on Clarence Iverson’s Wheat Farm Near Tioga

Back in August 2008, with the North Dakota oil boom underway near the end of a summer of very high energy prices, James MacPherson of the Associated Press told the story of the birth of the oil boom in a … Continue reading

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