Thursday, March 08, 2012

The Town In The Middle Of The Oil Boom

Business Insider -- "Ten years ago Williston, North Dakota was a quiet agricultural town with a population around 12,000. Today, because of oil prices and drilling advancements, Williston is home to America's biggest oil boom and its residents number over 30,000.

Home prices are soaring, unemployment is close to zero and people from around the country are flocking here for jobs where the starting pay can easily exceed $100,000. Williston has already received lots of media attention, but what I saw when visiting last week was stranger than I could have imagined."

See 31 photos that show what life is like on America's oil frontier in Williston, North Dakota, where waitresses can make $750 per day waiting tables.  


At 3/08/2012 9:18 AM, Blogger Jon Murphy said...

$750 a day waiting tables? Screw economics, I'm moving out there!

At 3/08/2012 10:28 PM, Blogger Ron H. said...

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At 3/08/2012 10:29 PM, Blogger Ron H. said...

Jon: "750 a day waiting tables? Screw economics, I'm moving out there!


You'll look good in that short skirt.

At 3/09/2012 6:13 PM, Blogger Ian Random said...

It's a boom town, eventually things will calm down.


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