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Total Bakken output projected to top 1M barrels in December

WILLISTON, N.D. – Bakken oil production in North Dakota and Montana is projected to top 1 million barrels of oil per day in December, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

The Bakken region now accounts for a little more than 10 percent of total U.S. oil production, the EIA said in its most recent Drilling Productivity Report.

North Dakota produced an average of 931,940 barrels per day in September, a 2 percent increase, according to preliminary figures from the Department of Mineral Resources.

Director Lynn Helms, who is schedule to give a monthly update to reporters later today, has said he expects North Dakota’s oil production will hit 1 million barrels of oil per day later this year or early next year.

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