Bakken on verge of 5B barrels produced

(Bismarck, ND)  --  Energy leaders in the state are celebrating an upcoming milestone in the industry.  

Officials say the Bakken is expected to top five billion barrels of oil produced next month.  

Experts estimate the Bakken formation still has between 18 and 24 billion barrels of recoverable and non-recoverable oil.  

Hydraulic fracturing has boosted production over the past decade.