A Canadian oil worker rides his Honda motorbike up next to his boat and ATV (all terrain vehicle). His family car, is a Hummer2. His family has moved down from Canada to live with him in this house. There is huge demand for housing in the region which has led to a building boom and a rapid rise in rent. The North Dakota fracking oil boom has fuelled the local economy. It is based around the town of Williston, where hydraulic fracturing, also known as 'fracking', has enabled a vast reserve of previously unobtainable oil to be accessed.