Senators: Oil Discovery Great News for Mont. Energy Development

Baucus, Tester Call Study Results A Huge Win

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Following today's announcement that a United States Geological Survey study has determined that there are 3 to 4.3 billion barrels of recoverable oil in the Bakken formation, which is in North Eastern Montana and Western North Dakota, Montana’s U.S. Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester issued the following statement:
"This is an exciting day in Montana and across the country. In order for our country to be more energy independent, we have to harness the resources we have at home. Today's announcement will help us do that. It will help make our state and country more energy independent, it will help create more good-paying jobs and boost our economy as well. This is great news."