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Bakken oil expo draws 4,500 people to Bismarck

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BISMARCK -- Organizers say more than 4,500 people attended a three-day event in Bismarck highlighting the state's booming oil patch.

The Williston Basin Petroleum Conference and Expo was held last week at the Bismarck Civic Center.

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The North Dakota Petroleum Council says people came from 48 states and countries as far as France, Norway and Nigeria.

Sheri Grossman with the Bismarck-Mandan Convention and Visitors Bureau estimated the expo injected about $2.5 million into the local economy.

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