Is there oil in North Dakota?


Quick Answer

North Dakota contains oil, and extraction of that oil continues as of 2014. Initially, extraction was difficult, but that changed when companies discovered a method to extract oil from shale. This resulted in the boom of the oil industry in North Dakota.

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The employment rate in North Dakota has increased significantly as a result of the oil industry and, as of 2013, the state has the lowest unemployment rate of any state in the United States. However, the negative effects of this include a rapidly increasing population, which results in poorer roads and has an effect on water supplies, sewage systems and other government services. Crime and prostitution rates have increased as well.

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