Where does the oil from the Bakken Formation go? Is it stockpiled, exported, or used in the U.S.?

The USGS has no information concerning where oil from the Bakken Formation may be used. However, the trade and popular press reports that the oil is sent by a combination of pipeline, truck, rail, and barge to distribution points throughout the central and eastern United States.


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