The Bakken Shale, the third largest regional oil producer in the United States, achieved the 1 MMBOPD milestone in June 2014. The announcement came just months after IHS announced the field had produced a total of 1 billion barrels in an April 2014 report.

The Bakken is showing no signs of slowing down. At an Energy Information Administration conference in July, Eric Slifka, Chief Executive Officer of Global Partners LP (ticker: GLP), said he expects Bakken oil production to exceed 2 MMBOPD at some point in its lifetime. Production is also exp...


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