More Evidence about Jobs and Oil in North Dakota

Cruz Construction started a division in North Dakota just 6 months ago. They sent every Kenworth (9 trucks) they had in Alaska to North Dakota and several drivers. They just bought two new Kenworth’s to add to that fleet; one being a Tri Drive tractor and a new 65 ton lowboy to go with it. They also bought two new cranes (one crawler & one rubber tired) for that division.

Dave Cruz said they have moved more rigs in the last 6 months in ND than Cruz Construction moved in Alaska in the last 6 years.

Williston is like a gold rush town; they moved one of our 40 man camps down there since there are no rooms available.

Unemployment in ND is the lowest in the nation at 3.4 percent last I checked.

See anything in the national news about how the oil industry is fueling North Dakota’s economy?

Here’s an astonishing read. Important and verifiable information:

About 6 months ago, the writer was watching a news program on oil and one of the Forbes Bros. was the guest. The host said to Forbes, “I am going to ask you a direct question and I would like a direct answer; how much oil does the U.S.have in the ground?”
Forbes did not miss a beat, he said, “more than all the Middle Eastput together.”

The U. S.Geological Service issued a report in April 2008 that only scientists and oil men knew was coming, but man was it big. It was a revised report (hadn’t been updated since 1995) on how much oil was in this area of the western 2/3 of North Dakota , Western South Dakota , and extreme Eastern Montana ..

Check THIS out:

The Bakken is the largest domestic oil discovery since Alaska’s Prudhoe Bay, and has the potential to eliminate all American dependence on foreign oil. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates it at 503 billion barrels. Even if just 10% of the oil is recoverable( 5 billion barrels), at $107 a barrel, we’re looking at a resource base worth more than $5.3 trillion.

“When I first briefed legislators on this, you could practically see their jaws hit the floor.

They had no idea.” says Terry Johnson, the Montana Legislature’s financial analyst.

“This sizable find is now the highest-producing onshore oil field found in the past 56 years,” reports The Pittsburgh Post Gazette.

It’s a formation known as the Williston Basin, but is more commonly referred to as the ‘Bakken.’ It stretches from Northern Montana, through North Dakota and into Canada.

For years, U. S. oil exploration has been considered a dead end. Even the ‘Big Oil’ companies gave up searching for major oil wells decades ago. However, a recent technological breakthrough has opened up the Bakken’s massive reserves, and we now have access of up to 500 billion barrels. And because this is light, sweet oil, those billions of barrels will cost Americans just $16 PER BARREL! That’s enough crude to fully fuel the American economy for 2041 years straight.

And if THAT didn’t throw you on the floor, then this next one should – because it’s from 2006!

U. S. Oil Discovery – Largest Reserve in the World Stansberry Report Online – 4/20/2006

Hidden 1,000 feet beneath the surface of the Rocky Mountains lies the largest untapped oil reserve in the world. It is more than 2 TRILLION barrels.
On August 8, 2005 President Bush mandated its extraction. In three and a half years of high oil prices none has been extracted.

With this motherload of oil why are we still fighting over off- shore drilling? They reported this stunning news:
We have more oil inside our borders, than all the other proven reserves on earth.

Here are the official estimates:

8 times as much oil as Saudi Arabia 
18 times as much oil as Iraq

21 times as much oil as Kuwait 
22 times as much oil as Iran

500 times as much oil as Yemen and it’s all right here in the Western United States!


James Bartis, lead researcher with the study says we’ve got more oil in this very compact area than the entire Middle East, more than 2 TRILLION barrels untapped. That’s more than all the proven oil reserves of crude oil in the world today, reports The DenverPost.

Don’t think ‘OPEC’ will drop its price even with this find? Think again!
It’s all about the competitive marketplace, it has to.

Got your attention yet? Now, while you’re thinking about it, do this:

Pass this along. If you don’t take a little time to do this, then you should stifle yourself the next time you complain about gas prices, by doing NOTHING, you forfeit your right to complain.

Now I just wonder what would happen in this country if every one of you sent this to every one in your address book.

By the way, this can be verified. Check it out at the link below!
Cruz Construction:


24 responses to “More Evidence about Jobs and Oil in North Dakota

  1. Wow I am amazed at how much oil we have accumulated within our boarders. We should use it and lessen our decency with exported oil. It also said that the reservoir runs through Canada; well we should have them as really close allies and share that oil.

  2. Samantha R. Cimilluca

    I always heard from previous science teachers about how we have so much oil and do not use it. I never knew it was actually that much oil. $16 a barrel and can fuel the economy for 2041 years sounds amazing. Gas prices are crazy and knowing this only fuels more of a reason to be angry with the decisions that are made for us.

  3. We have all this oil at our door step but they continue to pay other country’s for oil which make gas prices higher and outsources many jobs Americans could have. I don’t understand it.

  4. America is greedy and will continue to use up other countries oil before we use our own. We have known that we had oil for a long time now, this isn’t new. Only when the rest of the world runs out will we use our own. With such issuues, America, I believe, is very selfish. While our air quality is getting a little better due to the fact we are burning less coal here in America, other countries are suffering because America imports our coal to China and Europe for them to burn.

  5. That was shocking. I did not know that we were sitting on THAT much oil. It’s stupid that we have to depend on others for supply when we have it. My grandmother is an native American and owns land in North Dakota and she told me that they were thinking on drilling for oil or something. If they did, it would fix some of America’s problems. It would be nice is gas wasn’t so high.

  6. This video is really surprising because I never knew that the United States has the most oil in the world. So why don’t we start drilling the oil and stop buying it from other countries. This would probably bring the gas prices down. As od today the gas prices are ridiculous and they keep going up day after day.

  7. This was surprising. I’m not really aware of how we get our oil and from where, but all I know is that the gas prices are really high and they are going to keep on increasing. This is a big crisis for everyone, especially for those who do not have a job.

  8. when it comes to gas prices sometimes i wish i was back in bush’s days. When i got my first car gas prices were at $2 and change. that was short lived. I think its incredible how the public and new media is silenced from scrutinizing campaign promises. If Obama asked which promise i wanted him to keep, i wouldn’t hesitate to shout gas prices.

  9. Gas prices have gone up so much since Obama has become president. He takes from these other countries instead and it makes the prices of oil and gas sky rocket. It is ridiculous paying for the high prices when it is a quick fix to get them lowered.

  10. Literally everyday the gas prices are getting higher and higher. They will be a little cheap for about 1 or 2 days, then after that they get high again. It’s ridiculous how we can’t be our own country and do our own things. We have to depend on others for our own needs and resources.

  11. Not only was this surprising to me, it shouldn’t be, but this is starting to actually piss me off now. We could completely start to fix our problems by tapping into that oil and moving factories back to America, that would at least start helping our economic situation, but I know that isn’t happening anytime soon. Capitalism when it comes to major companies and their Oligopolies are the fucking worst, damn near as bad as Communism at times.

  12. This is no surprise to me. People have been talking about this for years. There will never be peace in the Middle East. To be dependent on other countries for oil is silly. Alaska should be supplying North America; it would create an abundance of jobs and revenue for the country.

  13. We have that much oil here and we’re not using it because politicians won’t let us. That has to be the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. This country is in a recession with trillions of dollars in debt so why aren’t we drilling yet? We need that oil to sustain this nation. That oil could put America back on the economic map and give thousands of jobs to the unemployed. The oil we have may not be enough to solve all our problems economically, but it sure is a good start.

  14. I had no idea that the United States has the most oil. We should start drilling on our own soil instead of relying on other countries for oil.

  15. The country has a lot of oil as it is if we decide to end things with the middle east then we have a fallback.

  16. We would definitely be better off with just drilling oil from here, We’re so dependent on other countries that we don’t realize the outcome of this.

  17. This is crazy. I never wouldhave thought that the United States has the most oil in the world because the United States is always in an oil war with some other country. Plus gas prices are way too high in the. United States to have a huge oil reserve within its own boarders. The United States really needs to drill that oil and lower the prices of fuel.

  18. I personally believe that America is not using it’s own resources because big corporations are making more money for themselves exporting and importing goods and materials, creating jobs in other countries for their own personal benefit and officials are being paid off to be told not to say anything about it. America is only sharing it’s riches with the elite and are selfish to stimulate the economy for the majority of the population because they make more money when products and goods are internationally traded and not self sustained within our own country.

  19. It is very frustrating that we have all this oil under our own land and we choose not to use it. If we just utilized our own resources we could be out of our economic hole.

  20. I knew situations like this one existed but i had no idea to what extent. This is shocking but not surprising. This country could pull itself out of our current economicasl situation easily by starting to use our own oil yet we do not. It is all about the market and trade value. The people in high places who control the use of our oil do not feel the effects of oil prices, it is the middle and lower class who do. The wealthier people are still making money off of foreign oil and then have the untapped resource of American oil and they are not giving up that power any time soon. It’s a damn shame how much the American people are taken advantage of and blatently lied to about it.

  21. First off, gas prices are getting ridiculous and why dont we just use our own sources ourselves and drill the oil out of here. I guess we’re really just that dependent on other countries.

  22. It just goes to show how dependent we are on other countries when we can sustain ourselves with our own… It really makes me wonder what negatives might come about if we became more independent since we haven’t been for so long.

  23. I just don’t understand oil campany’s if we have this much oil here why does anything with Iran affect are oil prices. The price of gas should be on the decline but oil companies shutdown refineries and boost up prices to say there is a shortage but they create the problems themself. The news shows that profits where up 32 billion dollars last year between the 5 major oil companies, where is the kickback to the consumers.

  24. Why don’t they start drilling out here instead of importing oil and raising gas prices to cover the costs? Petitions should be signed so that this can be changed. If we start drilling and selling oil it will be the boost thats needed to better the economy.

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