Does This Signal The End Of Alternate Energy, Innovation, And Fuel Efficiency?

Posted on Thursday, July 23 at 10:18 by RickW

The Bakken Formation is a 350 million-year-old underground layer of rock that occurs in much of the Williston Basin, a vaguely heart-shaped warp in the otherwise flat prairies on the U.S.-Canada border. It was discovered in 1953 by a geologist named J.W. Nordquist and named after Henry Bakken, owner of the Montana farm where Nordquist first drilled.

Underneath the high, scrub-covered rangeland of northwest Colorado is the world's biggest oil field.

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