North Dakota Crude pushes toward 1 Million barrels per day benchmark

North Dakota has pumped up its crude production in August to 914,617 b/d, about 1.1% higher than the revised July output of 904,927 b/d, according to the North Dakota Industrial Commission.

The preliminary July crude output published last month was at 871,459 b/d.

June output was 821,596 b/d, and May production was at 811,262 b/d.

The Bakken crude output makes up more than 90% of North Dakota’s total oil production.

The number of producing wells in August rose to 9,452 from 9,324 in July and 9,096 in June.

North Dakota is the second-largest oil producer in the U.S., with Texas holding on to the No. 1 spot and Alaska third. Bakken crude is playing a growing role in the U.S. coastal refineries’ crude slate as pipelines, rail and ships offer delivery solutions to the once-landlocked crude output.

–Edgar Ang,,
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