America stands on the cusp of an energy boom, so long as the government doesn't derail the prosperity train barreling down the tracks out of North Dakota. The mammoth Bakken field, it is proving to be bigger -- much bigger -- than previously estimated. It's not yet official, but it will be next year. And it puts the lie to President Obama's claim of a huge disproportion between America's share of world oil consumption and American reserves.
Industry experts gathered in Minot, North Dakota this month for the Second Annual Bakken Investor Conference, and Petroleum News was there. The information now available will be incorporated in the US Geological Survey estimate of technically recoverable reserves to be released in 2013, and it will be enough to make OPEC weep. Petroleum News explains:
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