Oil Boom in North Dakota

We must have passed 100 miles of flowering sunflower fields. What a sight. Who knew there was an oil boom in ND? Anyone? Three years ago families looking for work started flocking to northwest ND. So many are here now that they don’t have enough housing. Oil companies are putting people up in hotels, so the rates are anywhere from $150.00 – $250.00/ night if you can find a room. We talked with a trucker hauling a double load of dry cement. The oil companies are making quick roads by dropping 10 inches of this on the ground, then a water roto-tiller mixes it into the ground and another machine finishes it off. Medora has become the Deadwood of SD. They build an amphitheater that seats 2,852 for their nightly musical. Good heavens the do things big out here!

Advertisements

One thought on “Oil Boom in North Dakota

Where are you headed to on your next road trip?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s