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

The Department of Mineral Resources says the state produced an average of 1.18 million barrels of oil daily in October. That’s up from 1.10 million barrels in September.

North Dakota also produced a record 2.06 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day in October, up from 1.94 billion cubic feet in September. There were a record 14,250 producing wells in October, up 51 from September.

The October tallies are the latest figures available.

There were 53 drill rigs operating in North Dakota on Friday, down three from the October average.

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