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A gas flare lights up the countryside in North Dakota.
A gas flare lights up the countryside in North Dakota.
(Nathan VanderKlippe For The Globe and Mail/Nathan VanderKlippe For The Globe and Mail)

North Dakota’s energy growth called into question

North Dakota is an oil hot spot. Its production has climbed every year since 2003, with annual output growing by five times between 2003 and 2011. If optimists are right, it will be a huge help in the United States’ dream of shunning foreign oil. But this growth put enormous pressure on the continent’s pipeline network.