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Published January 27, 2011, 10:18 AM

Oil Perception

A new industry-funded survey shows nearly 90 percent of North Dakotans believe the state's booming oil industry is providing positive benefits to residents.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A new industry-funded survey shows nearly 90 percent of North Dakotans believe the state's booming oil industry is providing positive benefits to residents.

The study released Thursday by the Bismarck-based North Dakota Petroleum Council said North Dakotans gave the oil industry a "B-plus" grade for being a responsible corporate citizen.

North Dakota Petroleum Council President Ron Ness says the oil industry is pleased that it's viewed as a good neighbor. But he says that doesn't mean there aren't some concerns about oil activity.

The telephone survey found the biggest worries about the state's oil patch are a lack of housing and road safety.

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