Did North Dakota Boom Towns Overbuild?

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The oil boom caused a housing shortage in North Dakota’s Bakken oilfield. And towns rushed to build more homes and apartments. Now the price of oil is low, and the thousands who rushed to North Dakota for work are leaving. But new houses are still going up. Inside Energy’s Emily Guerin asks: Are these towns overbuilding?

Profile of a stretch of North Dakota highway witnesses oil’s boom and bust

 

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