XTO: Too early to assume oil exploration near Elkhorn Ranch
The company that has drilling sites staked out near a historic North Dakota landmark said Tuesday it's too early to assume oil exploration will ever take place on the sites.
Through spokesman Jeff Neu, XTO Energy, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, hinted that it may shy away from drilling an area that has been staked out about 100 feet from the entrance of Elkhorn Ranch in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, a former home of its namesake, the "Rough Rider" president.
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