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

The Department of Mineral Resources says the state produced an average of 1.08 million barrels of oil daily in August. That’s up from 1.04 million barrels in July.

North Dakota also produced 1.94 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day in August, up from 1.89 billion cubic feet daily in July.

The August tallies are the latest figures available.

There were 59 drill rigs operating in North Dakota on Wednesday, up three from the August average.

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