North Dakota oil production pumped out a new record for December

By Renée Jean, Williston Herald -- February 16, 2019

Cold weather will be putting a whammy on monthly oil production, but December numbers don’t reflect that reality just yet. The state posted yet another record month of oil production for December, topping 1.401 million barrels per day in production. November’s total was 1.392 million.

The stat prompted a media release from the North Dakota Petroleum Council concurrent with the state’s monthly oil report. Ron Ness is president of NDPC.

“We have reached this milestone by utilizing new technology allowing us to recover more oil from each new Bakken well,” he said. “ We are proud of what we’ve done in North Dakota to help the United States become the largest crude oil producer in the world, and continue to push to become a net exporter of crude oil and petroleum products.”

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