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North Dakota surpasses California to become third-largest crude producer in US

Alaska Dispatch -- It's official: North Dakota has surpassed California to become the third largest oil-producing state in the Union. Will Alaska's exodus of strippers to the Bakken patch kick into overdrive?

An Associated Press article from The Dickinson Press in North Dakota notes that in January, the Peace Garden State produced 16.9 million barrels of oil to California's 15.8 million barrels.

North Dakota's crude is coming from the massive Bakken oil patch, where production was up 11,000 barrels in January, over December. There are 6,600 wells and "a record" 205 rigs pumping in North Dakota, the AP reports, while California has more than 49,000 active wells.

Alaska remains the second-largest oil producing state, behind Texas. In January, Alaska produced 18.3 million barrels, averaging 592,000 barrels


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2012 6:23:36 AM

Oil boom, like gold rush before, is never good for the little guy. And in this day and age, only the big corporations and their top executives win. Everyone else loses.
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KAR120CSII
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Not good for the ordinary folks in ND -- I've been there.
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2012 9:33:11 PM

Way to go North Dakota. By the way want a good paying job, go to North Dakota.
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2012 8:25:22 PM

North Dakota is the Peace Garden State. Who knew?
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must87searcher
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2012 10:08:41 AM

Oil gain is good for a number of people. There are still negative effects as well. One can involve to loss of drilling in other states. What my be worse is what will be done to the oil after being drilled. It is for sure that it will not all stay in the US. A certain percentage will be exported in order to make more business and money!
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Californians are shooting themselves in the feet.
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NGC4565
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2012 5:22:55 AM

That's good for North Dakota, but I wonder how long it will be before Obama shows up for a photo opportunity to take credit for this?
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2012 4:12:00 AM

Good for North Dakota but refine and sell the fuel IN the US and do not export to other countries for higher profits like Big Oil and 'spending gone wild' Barry wants to do.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle is, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using other forms of less expensive transportation to lower your cost, if possible.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2012 2:12:38 AM

ok
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aquarinut
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2012 1:33:06 AM

bcok... you're right North Dakota is better!!!

[Edited by: aquarinut at 3/12/2012 1:33:38 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2012 1:02:24 AM

North Dakota produced 1.1 million more than California, who has a little more than 8 times as many wells is incredible!
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2012 12:13:37 AM

And, for comparison, what is the production of oil in Saskatchewan, Canada, where the Bakken also resides?

We import about 10 million barrels of oil every day, or 3.65 billion barrels annually. That's about what the Bakken is supposed to yield - for oil wells in North Dakota, Montana and Saskatchewan.

I wonder how many people fell for the investment newsletter scheme in the Bakken that talked about enough oil in the shale to last 2041 years, 2 trillion barrels of oil. Give me a break!
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2012 12:05:56 AM

It's good, but I don't see it helping gas prices in the least.
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2012 12:02:34 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2012 12:01:53 AM

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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:58:54 PM

makes you think and want to learn more on how things really work
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:58:29 PM

North Dakota, still not California!
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:58:04 PM

Interesting.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:54:56 PM

And in the meantime, the US will continue to export gasoline....
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:54:32 PM

So there's oil under that snow
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:53:28 PM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:53:05 PM

Yea jobs close to us..
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:52:23 PM

This will not change anything.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:49:09 PM

Won't change a thing at the pump...
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:48:27 PM

Good news for North Dakota. However, we don't see the cost of fuel going down because of that.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:44:48 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:44:05 PM

"Does that mean prices will go down?"

NO!!!
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:43:17 PM

will this help the price of gas? NO it will all be sold to the highest bidder.....
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:42:48 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:41:47 PM

Good!!!!
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:38:13 PM

And how did they do this DRILLING get it nobama
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:37:54 PM

that's good news for them
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:36:31 PM

I'll get excited when it makes a difference at the pump....
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:32:21 PM

I am moving to ND.
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Earlier this week President Obama lobbied members of the Senate to vote against the Keystone XL pipeline. Then 2 days later he tells the American people that he's doing everything possible to lower gas prices.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:26:08 PM

Good.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:24:16 PM

maybe more jobs will be created
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Wake up California.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:19:57 PM

Does that mean prices will go down?
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asog75
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:19:47 PM

pump it in US,refine in US ,dont send it to the gulf .sell it to americans!!!
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:18:51 PM

its no good if we don't have refineries to produce it to gas
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:18:50 PM

who would ever think that North Dakota might be the economic hot spot of america?
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:18:47 PM

Getting more domestic oil is very good.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:18:04 PM

Soon they will pass Texas
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:16:02 PM

where else is it going that we cannot use? when is our gov't gonna wake up?
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:14:23 PM

,,lots of jobs in the oil fields this spring,,
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:13:51 PM

And we still have an idiot in the white house that does not want to have a pipeline to move crude to refineries. Fortunately... american know how has already started using tanker cars on the rails to move the black gold.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:12:19 PM

so when are gas prices going down? :)
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:11:46 PM

Very interesting post by John747!!!!!
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:09:27 PM

Black Gold
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