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North Dakota Oil Boom

Created on June 22, 2012

North Dakota Oil Boom

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).

Texas

Alaska

Oklahoma

California

North Dakota

Source: Energy Information Administration.

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