North Dakota’s Bakken Shale is providing a wealth of new oil production to the U.S., along with bountiful economic activity. The Bakken could be producing as much as a million barrels per day by 2020, and extraction of this oil is benefiting the region and the country through the creation of thousands of jobs and the generation of substantial revenues from taxes and royalties. The infographic below illustrates the oil-producing potential of the Bakken, the robust activity in the region, and the economic benefits that flow from its development.

 

The Potential of the Bakken Region
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<a href="http://www.ugcenter.com/Bakken/The-Potential-the-Bakken-Region_108030"><img src="http://www.ugcenter.com/sites/default/files/styles/article/public/ThePotentialoftheBakkenRegion.png" alt="The Potential of the Bakken Region" width="600" height="4078" border="0"/></a><br /><small><a href="http://www.ugcenter.com/Bakken/The-Potential-the-Bakken-Region_108030">The Potential of the Bakken Region</a>, to learn more about local production in <a href="http://www.ugcenter.com/Shales/US/Bakken/">The Bakken</a> visit the <a href="http://www.ugcenter.com">Unconventional Oil and Gas Center</a>, a Hart Energy publication.</small>