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North Dakota lost second place of oil production



Fargo, North Dakota – According to state authorities, North Dakota has officially lost its position as the country’s second-largest oil producer to New Mexico.

In July, the most recent month for which statistics is available, North Dakota produced little over 1 million barrels of oil per day. July’s output was down 5% from June’s.

Texas continues to be the nation’s top producer of oil production. For nine years, North Dakota was second in oil production, after Texas. For months, North Dakota and New Mexico have been neck to neck.

On Friday, 82 rigs were drilling in New Mexico, while 27 rigs were working in North Dakota.