North Dakota oil production up slightly, but slump continues

North Dakota oil production recovered slightly in June but was still near historic lows as the pandemic-induced petroleum slump continued.

North Dakota, the nation’s second-largest oil-producing state, pumped out 890,109 barrels per day in June, up 3.6% from May when output hit a seven-year low.

Natural gas production in June increased 2.3% from the previous month, tallying 1.97 million MCF per day. (An MCF is 1,000 cubic feet of natural gas.)

North Dakota oil and gas production hit all-time highs in November before falling somewhat and then plummeting in April and May after COVID-19 took hold.