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North Dakota oil rush continues with new formation details

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DICKINSON, N.D. - The North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources released details this week about an oil formation in southwest North Dakota believed to be similar to the Bakken, and leasing has already begun.

Stephan Nordeng, DMR geologist, said the Tyler Formation, which encompasses nearly all of western and southwestern North Dakota, extending into South Dakota, is a very large and complicated formation.

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