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July 07, 2008

Come and listen to my story 'bout a man named Jeb...

Back in April, I had a post about the Bakken Formation in North Dakota. While I still don't know if it's as large as that Next Energy News article claimed, I did run across some interesting corroboration in the news last week.

Oil Is Making Millionaires in North Dakota
Oil Deep Underground is Making Millionaires of North Dakotans at a Gusher-Like Pace

Associated Press Writer
BEULAH, N.D. June 30, 2008 (AP)

Oscar Stohler was raised in a sod house in western North Dakota and ranched there for nearly seven decades. He never gave much thought to what lay below the grass that fattened his cattle.

When oilmen wanted to drill there last year, Stohler, 83, doubted oil would be found two miles underground on his property. He even joked about it.

"I told them if they hit oil, I was going to buy a Cadillac convertible and put those big horns on the front and wear a 10-gallon hat," Stohler recalled.

He still drives his old pickup and wears a mesh farm cap — but it's by choice.

Posted by joke du jour at July 7, 2008 07:53 PM

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