North Dakota lawmakers to tour state's oil patch - Article Photos 1/1

This June 12, 2014 photo shows a pair of tanker trucks parked next to pumps at an oil-producing well in McKenzie County, N.D. More than 40 North Dakota lawmakers will go on a two-day bus tour beginning Aug. 26 of the state’s booming oil patch and its impact on the region. The North Dakota Petroleum Council-sponsored event is the second such tour that will precede a Legislative session in recent years. It’s a trip local officials hope will pay off with what they say is sorely needed additional state spending on oil patch infrastructure in the western part of the state. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)