Oil boom

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014, file photo, an oil truck sits in a dirt lot near a new housing development in Watford City, N.D.  (AP Photo/Martha Irvine)

Oil boom fuels drop in age in Great Plains states

WASHINGTON (AP) — Want to reduce the effects of aging? Try oil. The United States’ population is still getting older, but that’s changing in the Great Plains because of the attraction of working in the […]


In this Aug. 13, 2010 photo provided by the North Dakota Petroleum Council is an oil rig in North Dakota's oil patch. (AP Photo/North Dakota Petroleum Council)

Oil boom produces jobs bonanza for archaeologists

TIOGA, N.D. (AP) — Drilling crews are eager to plunge their equipment into the ground. Road builders are ready to start highway projects, and construction workers need to dig. But across the hyperactive oil fields […]


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Trains playing major role in Plains oil boom

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Energy companies behind the oil boom sweeping the Northern Plains increasingly are turning to trains to move their crude across the U.S. as existing pipelines can’t keep up with demand.



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