ND posts record annual oil production
BISMARCK (AP) -- North Dakota has set an oil production record for the fifth consecutive year.
The state Department of Mineral Resources said Tuesday that crude production through September totaled more than 173.9 million barrels. That's up from the record 152.9 million barrels set last year.
Agency spokeswoman Allison Ritter says the state is on pace to surpass 200 million barrels in 2012.
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