ND Industrial Commission says oil production continues to grow, June another month of records

IndustriesAssociated Press

North Dakota's Industrial Commission says oil production numbers hit record highs again in the state in June as the state's booming oil industry continues to grow.

A report released Friday shows oil drillers in the state produced an average of about 1.09 million barrels of oil a day in June.

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The state's Department of Mineral Resources says the production was up from about 1.04 million barrels a day in May.

The North Dakota oil patch saw a record 11,079 producing wells in June, up from 10,902 wells in May.

The state produced 37.5 million cubic feet of natural gas in June, an all-time high. That's up from 36.9 million cubic feet of natural gas in May.

Oil production numbers typically lag about two months.