BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s oil production rose slightly in July and remained above 1 million barrels per day for the sixth consecutive month.

The Department of Mineral Resources says the state produced an average of 1.04 million barrels of oil daily in July. That’s up from from 1.03 million barrels in June.

North Dakota also produced 1.87 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day in July, up from 1.85 billion cubic feet daily in June.

The July tallies are the latest figures available.

There were 56 drill rigs operating in North Dakota on Friday, down two from the July average.

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