North Dakota oil production returned to more than a million barrels of oil a day in July following a recent decline.
In July, the state produced more then 1.040 million barrels of oil a day, the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources reported on Tuesday. That's an increase compared to the final figure for June when the state produced 893,591 barrels of oil a day. In May the state produced slightly less than in June.
Natural gas production also increased. North Dakota produced 71 billion cubic feet of natural gas in July. The gas capture rate was 91% (more than 64 billion cubic feet per day) in July. In June the state produced more than 59 billion cubic feet of natural gas. The gas capture rate was 89% (more than 52 billion cubic feet per day).
The production numbers normally are about two months behind.