ND Crude Production Continues to Soar

Posted August 6, 2014 at 10:09am

Fuel Fix reports that “North Dakota’s crude oil production passed a record 1 million barrels per day in April and remained above the benchmark in May on the strength of production from the Williston Basin’s Bakken and Three Forks formations, according to government reports.”  

“In April, the North Dakota produced 30,097,687 barrels of crude and averaged 1,003,256 barrels produced per day through the 30-day month, according to data compiled by North Dakota’s Department of Mineral Resources. In May, the state produced 32,228,691 barrels for average daily production of 1,039,635 barrels per day through the 31-day month, according to the latest preliminary data available.”  

“One reason for the growth in oil production was the addition of 227 producing wells through the state. North Dakota counted 10,892 producing wells in May compared to 10,665 in April.”