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South Dakota oil production won't match neighbors

South Dakota oil production won't match neighbors Click to Enlarge Photo: Robert Mizerek, Photos.com

Sep 27, 2012 at 6:54 am

PIERRE, South Dakota (KNSI) A study done by Governor Dennis Daugaard's office says South Dakota will not experience a boom in oil production like the one now occurring in North Dakota.

The study concludes that the most likely scenario is for South Dakota's oil production to remain steady at 1.6 million barrels of oil a year.

Even under the most optimistic scenario, South Dakota production will rise only to 6.5 million barrels a year a decade from now.

In contrast, North Dakota last year produced 152 million barrels of oil.

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