Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

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Men eat lunch in a make-shift restaurant, constructed of plywood and... News PhotoAdult,Attached,Business,Eating,Finance,Fuel and Power Generation,Horizontal,Lunch,Makeshift,Men,Motor Home,North Dakota,Plywood,Restaurant,USA,Watford CityPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesWILLISTON, ND - JULY 23: Men eat lunch in a make-shift restaurant, constructed of plywood and two-by-fours and attached to an RV, on July 23, 2013 outside Watford City, North Dakota. North Dakota has been experiencing an oil boom in recent years, due in part to new drilling techniques including hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling. In April 2013, The United States Geological Survey released a new study estimating the Bakken formation and surrounding oil fields could yield up to 7.4 billion barrels of oil, doubling their estimate of 2008, which was stated at 3.65 billion barrels of oil. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)