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For the past few years, the northwestern corner of North Dakota has been viewed as a rare pocket of opportunity in an otherwise dismal national economy: oil is flowing and jobs are plentiful. Yet, there's a dark cloud hanging over this bright spot in the nation's economy. Boomtowns like Williston and Watford City, which are located at the epicenter of North Dakota's black gold rush, can fall as quickly as they rise.
For the past few years, the northwestern corner of North Dakota has been viewed as a rare pocket of opportunity in an otherwise dismal national economy: oil is flowing and jobs are plentiful. Yet, there's a dark cloud hanging over this bright spot in the nation's economy. Boomtowns like Williston and Watford City, which are located at the epicenter of North Dakota's black gold rush, can fall as quickly as they rise.

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Can North Dakota survive downturn in oil prices?

The oil boomtown of Williston, North Dakota is dealing with growing pains as low prices decrease demand for oil production. CNN's Richard Quest reports.

Can North Dakota survive downturn in oil prices?

The oil boomtown of Williston, North Dakota is dealing with growing pains as low prices decrease demand for oil production. CNN's Richard Quest reports.