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Bakken Formation has 3 billion to 4.3 billion barrels of recoverable oil, USGS says

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BISMARCK--The Bakken Formation in North Dakota and Montana have 3 billion to 4.3 billion barrels of recoverable oil, a federal report released today says.

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"This is the largest oil accumulation in the lower 48," said U.S. Geological Survey scientist Brenda Pierce.

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