BISMARCK, N.D. (AP)
— "A new study says North Dakota's oil production
could jump more than threefold by 2025 to more than 2 million barrels a
The study released Wednesday by Bentek Energy LLC of
Colorado also says natural gas production could more than quintuple by
2025 in the Williston Basin. The basin includes the Dakotas and Montana."
If oil production in North Dakota increases to 2 million barrels per day from current daily production of 639,000 barrels, that would be more than enough domestic oil to completely offset current daily U.S. imports of 1.86 million barrels from all of the Persian Gulf countries combined (for 2011, EIA data here