Petroleum County

Petroleum County, Montana

201 E Main St
Winnett, MT 59087
Phone: (406) 429-5311
Fax: (406) 429-6328

In central MT, north of Billings; organized Feb 22, 1925 from Fergus County. Name Origin: For the petroleum production in the Cat Creek fields

Area (sq mi):: 1674.01 (land 1653.90; water 20.11) Population per square mile: 0.30
Population 2005: 470 State rank: 56 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.70%; 1990-2000 -5.00% Population 2000: 493 (White 98.20%; Black or African American 0.00%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.00%; Other 0.80%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 41.10
Income 2000: per capita $15,986; median household $24,107; Population below poverty level: 23.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $15,388-$18,442
Unemployment (2004): 5.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.60% Median travel time to work: 11.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 12.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The margin of error for Petroleum County, Montana's least populated county, is 10.
The Heath Shale Formation in Petroleum County, Montana is a shale formation characterized by high oil content, porosity and significant fracturing.
will drill the first well on the East Winnett Junction oil reservoir property in Petroleum County, Montana to an approximate depth of 2,900 feet into the Tyler Sands.
Although Custer and Petroleum counties had positive growth, growth was near zero, with additions of only three people in Custer County and one in Petroleum County.
have set the drilling date of April 15, 1999 for the East Winnett Junction oil reservoir property in Petroleum County, Mont.
The Petroleum County field is in close proximity to producing oil sites and is in an area known for successful crude oil production.
The East Winnett Junction project is located in Petroleum County, Mont.

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