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

The Department of Mineral Resources says the state produced an average of 1.1 million barrels of oil daily in September. That’s up from 1.08 million barrels in August.

North Dakota also produced 1.94 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day in September, which equaled August production.

There were a record 14,190 producing wells in September, up 101 from August.

The September tallies are the latest figures available.

There were 55 drill rigs operating in North Dakota on Wednesday, down one from the September average.

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