OIL: Double Check

An oil boom is on in Montana. The Shell Oil Co. struck petroleum on land leased from the Northern Pacific Railway in northeastern Montana's Dawson County, and speculators were hustling in last week to snap up the remaining drilling rights on a million acres of surrounding territory. Oilmen are excited about the strike because it is the first commercial well to tap the Montana section of Williston Basin, a vast layer of sedimentary rock under much of. North and South Dakota, Montana, and parts of Canada. The well is only 100 miles...

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