- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 13, 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota oil drillers produced an average of about 977,000 barrels of oil a day in March.

The Department of Mineral Resources says the record March production was up from an average of about 952,000 barrels daily in February.

North Dakota’s oil patch had a record 10,457 producing wells in March, up from 10,199 in February.

The state also produced 33.6 million cubic feet of natural gas in March. That’s up from 29.7 million cubic feet of natural gas in February.

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