North Dakota’s daily production in October set another record, hitting 941,637 barrels per day.
Crude oil output in October was up 1 percent over September, according to a report Friday by the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources.
“In the United States, only two other places — Texas and the separately counted Gulf of Mexico — exceed 1 million barrels per day in output,” the Star Tribune said.
Lynn Helms, directors of the state’s Department of Mineral Resources, predicted North Dakota will top the 1 million mark early in 2014, the rerpot said.
That’s about 5 percent of U.S. oil consumption.