|The Energy Non-Crisis
Lindsey Williams talks about his first hand knowledge of Alaskan oil reserves larger than any on earth. And he talks about how the oil companies and U.S. government won't send it through the pipeline for U.S. citizens to use.
1 Hour 15 minute video
Largest Recent Oil Find
Montana and the Dakotas
Williston Basin: Recent Estimate of 4.3 billion barrels
WASHINGTON, April 11, 2008 (UPI) -- A shale formation under western North Dakota holds the biggest continuous oil deposit in the lower 48 states, the U.S. Geographical Survey has determined.
The Bakken shale formation, 10,000 feet beneath the Williston Basin, holds 4.3 billion barrels of oil, the Thursday report said.
The estimate includes what the USGS believes is recoverable using current technology.
The amount is also close to what a state survey, due April 28, will say is available, North Dakota geologist Ed Murphy told the Bismarck Tribune.
"We're in the same ballpark," Murphy said.
"This is very big news," Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., said during a teleconference with reporters Thursday, the Grand Forks Herald reported.
"I think there's going to be a lot more attention nationally and internationally to this region," Dorgan said.
1½ minute video
Oil Rig Working Killdeer Mountains North Dakota May 2008.
3 minute video
A good old fashioned oil boom, right here in the U.S.
Billions of Barrels found in the Bakken Oil Formation
in North Dakota and Montana
3 minute video
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10 min. video, mostly audio
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