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Oil & Gas Drilling Boom Creates 'Gold Rush' in North Dakota's Bakken Formation


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DENVER, COLORADO--October 28, 2011--Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--"We're seeing a good old-fashioned Gold Rush in the Bakken Formation, and we can't get our equipment there fast enough." So said a representative of Caterpillar Incorporated (NYSE:CAT) (Peoria, Illinois) this week at a conference in Denver on infrastructure needs and investment opportunities in the Bakken Formation, a large hydrocarbon formation that lies under portions of North Dakota, Montana and Saskatchewan .

His comments were largely echoed by speakers and attendees at the 2nd Annual Bakken Infrastructure Finance & Development Summit, a two-day event sponsored by Information Forecast Incorporated (Woodland Hills, California).

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