- Associated Press - Friday, March 11, 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota’s Department of Mineral Resources says the state’s oil production decreased by about 30,600 barrels a day in January.

The agency says the state produced an average of 1.12 million barrels of oil daily in January. The January production was about 105,380 barrels per day less than the record set in December 2014.

North Dakota also produced 1.63 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day in January, down from 1.67 billion cubic feet daily in December.

The January tally is the latest figure available because oil production numbers typically lag at least two months.

There were 33 drill rigs operating in North Dakota’s oil patch on Friday - the lowest number since March 2007.

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