The U.S. is making a push to become the world’s leading crude oil producer. That means instead of having to go abroad for oil and gas, we may be able to go to places like Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Colorado and North Dakota.
The possibilities are so great that people are flocking to the Bakken in North Dakota to see what’s going on first hand.
The demand to see the Bakken is so great that World Class Tours of Wahpeton is offering a North Dakota Oilfield Educational Tour this summer. The owner, Jake Kubela, says they typically do vacation tours, but they have received so many requests that they are putting together the opportunity.
“For the impact that western North Dakota is having on our state as a whole, we’re proud to be able to put this together and show people what it is out there that’s bringing all this money to our state,” Kubela said.
The tour is June 3-5 and will include a tour of a crew camp, a visit to a rancher with oil development on his property and several speaker from the industry and local committees. The trip is target towards people interested in doing business in western North Dakota, community leaders, educators, and people just looking to learn more about the Bakken.
Kubela will lead the tour and will be able to provide some first hand experience to those signing up. He spent a year working as an oil truck driver in Bowman. Some other stops on the trip will inlude rail-loading terminal and an oil-receiving station for a pipeline.
“I’ve hauled into all of these locations,” Kubela said. “I can explain in great detail how the oilfield works.”
The trip costs $599 for double occupancy and includes all meals and hotel stays in Dickinson and Williston.
The bus leaves from Wahpeton and will stop in Fargo, Valley City and Jamestown. Attendees are already registered from Devils Lake and Grand Forks who plan to drive and meet the bus, Kubela said.
If anyone is interested in finding out more about the tour visit www.wctours.net or call (320) 334-1310. Registration for the trip is open until May 9.
Source: The Jameson Sun, SeekingAlpha.com