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FNS Photo by Amy Dalrymple A drilling rig is pictured near Williston on Monday.

North Dakota oil production up 3 percent


WILLISTON — North Dakota produced 973,045 barrels of oil per day in November, a nearly 3 percent increase and another all-time high, according to preliminary figures released Tuesday by the Department of Mineral Resources.

Warm November weather contributed to that surge in production, but cold temperatures slowed hydraulic fracturing activity in December and early this month, Director Lynn Helms said.

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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.