ND sets oil production record

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Aug 15, 2013 at 10:25 am

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) North Dakota oil drillers continue to produce oil and natural gas at a record pace.

The Department of Mineral Resources says the state produced an average of 821,415 barrels per day in June. That's up from an average of 811,262 barrels daily in May.

North Dakota's oil patch had a record 9,071 producing wells in June, up from 8,932 wells in May.

North Dakota also produced a record 27.9 million cubic feet of natural gas in June. That's up from 27.7 million cubic feet produced in May.

North Dakota sweet crude was fetching $94.25 a barrel Thursday. That's up from about $86 in June.

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