ND 3rd biggest crude-producing state
BISMARCK (AP) -- North Dakota has overtaken California as the third-largest oil-producing state in the nation.
Production totals released Thursday by both states show North Dakota pumped 16.9 million barrels of oil in January, compared with California's 15.8 million barrels.
North Dakota had a daily average of 546,000 barrels, besting California by more than 36,000 barrels.
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