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How oil boom transformed a state

Last updated on: November 13, 2012 13:59 IST

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Thousands of people have moved to North Dakota to work in the booming oil industry.

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Image: A True Company oil drilling rig outside Watford, North Dakota, October 20, 2012. Thousands of people have flooded into North Dakota to work in the state's oil drilling boom.
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Oil production in North Dakota rose to all-time highs in August.

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Image: An old farm house sits near a so-called man camp outside Watford, North Dakota.
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North Dakota s a state located in the Midwestern region of the United States, along the Canadian border.

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Image: A True Company oil drilling rig outside Watford, North Dakota.
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In August, the oil output rose by nearly 25,000 barrels-per-day.

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Image: Roughneck Mike Wipf operates the drill on a True Company oil drilling rig outside Watford, North Dakota.
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Oil production hit the 700,000 barrel-per-day mark for the first time in August this year.

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North Dakota was created from the northern portion of the Dakota Territory and admitted to the Union on November 2, 1889, simultaneously with South Dakota.

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Image: Roughnecks wrestle pipe on a True Company oil drilling rig outside Watford, North Dakota.
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The oil production grew by an average 3.4 per cent per month during the first eight months of 2012. The state has strong economy since the last decade and low unemployment rates.

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Much of the growth has been based on development of the Bakken oil shale fields in the western part of the state.

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Image: An oil drilling rig operates near homes, farm fields and the Missouri River outside Williston, North Dakota.
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The state has also seen strong economic growth in the technology and service sectors.

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Roughneck Mike Lynch works on a True Company oil drilling rig outside Watford, North Dakota.

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Roughneck Brian Waldner is covered in mud and oil on a True Company oil drilling rig outside Watford, North Dakota.

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Roughneck Robert Lewis wrestles pipe on a True Company oil drilling rig outside Watford, North Dakota.

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Detailed view of the controls on a True Company oil drilling rig outside Watford, North Dakota.

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Roughneck Mike Wipf operates the drill on a True Company oil drilling rig outside Watford, North Dakota.

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Roughneck Robert Lewis wrestles pipe on a True Company oil drilling rig outside Watford, North Dakota.

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Roughneck Mike Wipf logs the drilling on a True Company oil drilling rig outside Watford, North Dakota.

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Roughneck Brian Waldner prepares pipe on a True Company oil drilling rig outside Watford, North Dakota.

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An oil drilling rig operates outside Watford, North Dakota.

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A trailer park for oil field workers is seen outside Williston, North Dakota.

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An oil pump jack operates near a vacant farm structure outside Williston, North Dakota.

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Oil industry worker Chris Skinner stands in front of his accommodations at a so-called man camp outside Watford, North Dakota.

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Trent Mindeman walks among newly delivered housing units at a so-called man camp he operates outside Watford, North Dakota.

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Oil industry workers visit at a so-called man camp outside Watford, North Dakota.

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Oil industry workers, Matt Jensen (L) and Chris Skinner relax in their accommodations at a so-called man camp outside Watford, North Dakota.

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Oil industry worker Chris Skinner relaxes in his accommodations at a so-called man camp outside Watford, North Dakota.

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Oil industry worker Bobby Freestone enjoys a day off at a so-called man camp outside Watford, North Dakota.

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A fracking operation is seen outside Williston, North Dakota.

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Roughneck Mike Wipf monitors the operation on a True Company oil drilling rig outside Watford, North Dakota.

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The controls on a True Company oil drilling rig outside Watford, North Dakota.

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Roughneck Brian Waldner breaks for a snack on a True Company oil drilling rig outside Watford, North Dakota.



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