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Oil Production Continues Rise

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Oil production in North Dakota - at least the official figure - is nearing a milestone.

The State Industrial Commission reported today that September production was a record 931,940 barrels a day - closing in one the one million barrel mark.

In addition, the total amount of crude pumped through September is within 17 million barrels of the total for all of 2012 - meaning the state has likely already topped the record total of oil production from all of 2012.

The latest record numbers were reported today by director of Mineral Resources Lynn Helms.

He says a recent report issued by the World Energy Outlook is probably too conservative.

The report says shale oil production - such as in the Bakken region - will decline after the year 2020.

But Helms says it doesn't take into consideration enhanced oil recovery in shale resources.

"My opinion in the next ten to 15 years, technology will number one figure out how to do enhanced oil recovery in shale resources and number two, we'll figure out how to make normal pressure or under pressure shaled resources economic," Director of Mineral Resources Lynn Helms said.

North Dakota is the second-ranked state for oil production, trailing only Texas.

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