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How much oil does the Bakken Formation produce and how does this compare to what the United States uses?

The USGS does not maintain statistics on oil production or information on consumption.  However, production information can be obtained from publicly available sources like the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas Division, and/or the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, Board of Oil and Gas Conservation. Consumption information can be found with the U.S.Energy Information Administration.

For example, in December of 2012, about 21 million barrels of oil were produced in the Bakken Formation in North Dakota and 562 million barrels were consumed in the U.S.


Learn more: USGS National Oil and Gas Assessment (choose Williston Basin in the map to see all available documents and links).


Tags: Natural Resources, Energy, Gas, Oil, Bakken, Continuous Oil