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North Dakota oil output drops 4K barrels daily in February

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Department of Mineral Resources says the state’s oil production decreased by about 4,000 barrels a day in February.

The agency says the state produced an average of 1.11 million barrels of oil daily in February. The production was about 110,000 barrels per day less than the record set in December 2014.

North Dakota also produced a record 1.69 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day in February, up from 1.64 billion cubic feet daily in January.

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

There were 29 drill rigs operating in North Dakota’s oil patch on Friday — the lowest number since October 2005.

Related: Governor says North Dakota is weathering energy, ag slump

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