Oil, gas production falls in January
By Neal A. Shipman
High winds that caused electrical outages in North Dakota’s oil patch is to blame for a slight drop in oil and natural gas production in January, according to Lynn Helms, North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources director. During January, the state saw its oil production drop four percent to 35,568,599 barrels, while natural gas production fell 1.4 percent to 88,279,301 mcf.
McKenzie County, which produced 41 percent of the state’s oil and 53 percent of North Dakota’s natural gas, saw slight drops in both commodities from December to January. The county saw its oil production fall by 603,018 barrels to 14,521,072 barrels, while natural gas production was down 475,419 mcf to 46,524,029 mcf in January.