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Added workforce pumps up oil production; Stark, Williams counties see increase

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WILLISTON -- A boost in the workforce helped Williams County add 66 producing oil wells in May, increasing daily production by more than 21,000 barrels that month, the latest figures show.

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The significant jump -- a 23 percent increase in oil production over April -- was due to additional crews that do hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, said Lynn Helms, director of Mineral Resources.

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at adalrymple@forumcomm.com or (701) 580-6890.

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