Oil milestone expected in North Dakota

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May 30, 2014 at 8:38 am

TIOGA, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Petroleum Council and its member companies are planning an event in Tioga next month to celebrate what they expect will be an oil milestone.

The event dubbed "One Million Barrels, One Million Thanks" on June 25 is to celebrate North Dakota oil production reaching an average of 1 million barrels a day.

North Dakota oil drillers produced an average of about 977,000 barrels a day in March. State Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms said recently that he expects April's oil production figures to be over 1 million barrels daily. Oil production numbers typically lag at least two months.

The Tioga event will include an air show featuring World War II-era planes. Gov. Jack Dalrymple is the scheduled keynote speaker.

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