Bravado, dread and denial as oil-price collapse hits the American fracking heartland

Washington Post | Mar 25, 2020 at 7:39 PM
  • There is no one voice, one narrative, that speaks for the Bakken oil region of North Dakota. Some there are optimistic, some pessimistic, some whistling in the dark. Everyone understands a storm is coming, but how ferocious will it be and how tenacious will they be? A week of phone conversations revealed a mixture of strong nerves, bravado, anxiety, dread – and sometimes a pretty good sense of humor.