North Dakota has been making lots of news lately, overtaking Alaska as the No. 2 oil producer in the nation behind Texas.
I asked Smitherman if North Dakota could ever become No. 1?
“I think we retain our leadership for some time to come,” Smitherman said.
He pointed out that oil production in Texas has roughly doubled in the past 7 years or so and he foresees a continuation of that trend.
“I think our numbers are going to increase dramatically,” he said.