North Dakota now ranks second in oil
North Dakota’s March oil production helped launch the state into second largest oil producer in the nation, edging out Alaska and behind only Texas. A record 6,921 wells were operating in March and 201 rigs are drilling in the state. Overcoming Texas is a long shot, as it produces almost double of what North Dakota produces. Ron Ness, president of the North Dakota Petroleum Council, said there were no rigs operational in the state in 1999, and due to technology, geology, price and business climate gave North Dakota its chance. Read about the new national ranking for North Dakota in the Bismarck Tribune.
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