- Associated Press - Friday, December 14, 2018

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota regulators say the state’s oil production set a record in October.

The Department of Mineral Resources says the state produced an average of 1.39 million barrels of oil daily in October. That’s up from 1.35 million barrels in September.

North Dakota also produced a record 2.56 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day in October, up from 2.52 billion cubic feet in September. There was a record 15,344 producing wells in October, up from 15,287 in September.

The October tallies are the latest figures available.

There were 67 drill rigs operating in North Dakota on Friday, up two from the October average.

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