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Boom boost: N.D. oil boom to increase population to 1 million

Published 05/25/2012, The Jamestown Sun

The population of North Dakota could reach 1 million people in the near future but probably not by 2015, state officials say. At the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference on Wednesday, Lynn Helms, the state director of mineral resources, said oil production could reach 1 million barrels a day by 2015 and that boom in production could bring the state’s population 1 million.

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