North Dakota Oil Boom
Created on June 22, 2012
The North Dakota Oil Boom
Monthly crude oil production, in millions of barrels
In March 2012, North Dakota became the second-largest crude oil-producing state in the United States, behind Texas. North Dakota’s oil boom began around 2008, and the energy jobs that followed have helped the state maintain the lowest unemployment rate in the United States (3 percent).
Source: Energy Information Administration.
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