This article implies things that are not correct
It perpetuates the idea that the USGS says there’s 300 billion barrels of recoverable oil in the Bakken, when their current value for recoverable oil is just one percent of that – 3 to 4.3 billion. Oil in place is not the same as recoverable oil. http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=1911. Thanks to all the drilling, the USGS is about to undertake a re-evaluation, but the likelihood of the recoverable estimate increasing in a huge way is low. North Dakota’s oil production, 340,000 b/day in Feb 2011 (ranking ND fifth in the US), is about 6% of US production, and despite the increases in North Dakota, US production was down almost 1% in Feb 2011 over Feb 2010.