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ND oilfields set three new state records

Published: Jul 27 2018
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North Dakota's daily oil production in May broke the previous all-time high set in 2014, but that wasn't the only new record set.

As oil production hit 1.24 million barrels per day in May, natural gas production hit almost 2.32 billion cubic feet per day, with producing wells at 14,755 for the month — all new state records.

Lynn Helms, director of the state Department of Mineral Resources, said Friday that May's numbers "really shattered the old record" set in December 2014, by about 17,000 daily barrels, or about a 1.4 percent increase.

North Dakota's gas production in May also surpassed 70 billion cubic feet — a first in state history for a month, according to Helms.


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