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Oil Boom Transforming Rural North Dakotai
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Kane Farabaugh
May 30, 2014 9:50 PM
A relatively new drilling technology that allows oil to be extracted from the earth through a process called hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," has brought a flood of development to rural towns situated on the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota and Montana. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, the development brings risks and rewards.

Oil Boom Transforming Rural North Dakota

Published May 30, 2014

A relatively new drilling technology that allows oil to be extracted from the earth through a process called hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," has brought a flood of development to rural towns situated on the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota and Montana. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, the development brings risks and rewards.


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