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2018 looks optimistic for ND energy

Published: Jan 04 2018
Photo Courtesy The Dickinson Press

The North Dakota Industrial Commission's Department of Mineral Resources believes 2018 will be a lot like 2017 when it comes to North Dakota energy. That isn't a bad thing, because 2017 ended on a high note with increased oil production toward the end of the year.

"Oil production always seems to surprise us and it does look like we're going to end 2017 on an optimistic note," said Alison Ritter, public information officer for the Mineral Resources Department. "We're going to end on a high note (and) we expect that optimism to continue to 2018, but we don't expect companies to add very many more rigs ... that is, unless we get more people in the state."


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