North Dakota Facts: Became the 39th state on November 2, 1889
State Abbreviation - ND
State Capital - Bismarck
Largest City - Fargo
Area - 70,704 sq miles [ND is the 19th biggest state in the US]
Population - 642,200 (as of 2000) [ND is the 47th most populous state in the US]
Major Industries - farming (wheat, barley, oats, flaxseed), cattle, mining (lignite, soft coal), electrical power generation
Major Rivers - James River, Missouri River, Red River
Major Lakes - Lake Sakakawea, Lake Ohe
Highest Point - White Butte - 3,506 feet (1,069 m) above sea level
Lowest Point - Red River - 750 feet (230 m) above sea level
Bordering States - Minnesota, Montana, South Dakota
Bordering Country - Canada
|Idling in North Dakota Since the discovery of oil near Tioga, North Dakota in 1951, the state generated an oil boom, and the oil reserves may hold up to 400 billion barrels of oil, 25 times larger than the reserves in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.||
Selling fuel being one of the biggest income sources of North Dakota, reducing idling is not an easy issue to promote in the state. But to protect the state's natural future it is important to lower emissions and particulates everywhere, even more in a state as oil dependent as North Dakota.
The state of North Dakota has a number of vehicles in operation throughout the state. Below is a summary of the data regarding idling length and costs.