The Record-Breaking State

By Staff Report | March 28, 2013

North Dakota is the fourth highest exporting state in the country. Credit mineral fuel and oil products for that. From 2011 to 2012, mineral fuel and oil exports rose by 60 percent, or $1.37 billion. Canada receives 71 percent of the state’s total export volume of all products. In 2012, thanks in large part to Bakken crude shipped to Canada, export numbers reached $3.06 billion. Rail capacity and pipeline expansions could reduce the amount of oil shipped to Canada in the coming years, but consider this image an indication of the trend in oil production in barrels per day.