Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition January 16, 2015
In this July 26, 2011, photo, a worker hangs from an oil derrick outside of Williston, N.D. Then Brandon Mayor Shari Decter Hirst wrote that the Wheat City is ideally suited to benefit from the boom in the Bakken oil reserves, especially when the drilling moves further east. (Brandon Sun-File)
As the price of gas continues to drop, many of us happily top up tanks that just a few short months ago may have required financial assistance to fill. Without a doubt, the trip to the pump has been easier on the pocketbook, and for the most part is not seen as a problem by those not directly connected to the oil and gas industry.