CASPER, Wyo. — Work never ceases on Dickau Road, a dirt byway 40 minutes north of Douglas where elk and antelope once made up much of the traffic.
The pessimists are right for now: The Heath oil play cutting a swath across Central Montana is no match for the Bakken.
The secret has been well-kept until now, but Central Montana is sitting on an oil field that some suggest could be a mini-Bakken, the boom that turned western North Dakota into the country’s top oil play.
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