BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota regulators say the state’s oil production dropped slightly in January.

The Department of Mineral Resources says the state produced an average of 1.17 million barrels of oil daily in January. That’s down from 1.18 million barrels in December.

North Dakota also produced a 2.06 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day in January, down from a record 2.09 billion cubic feet in December. There were 14,313 producing wells in January, down from a record 14,338 in December.

The January tallies are the latest figures available.

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

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