North Dakota achieved record natural gas production of 3.29 Bcf/d in July, up 1.3% from June, according to the state’s Department of Mineral Resources (DMR).

Producers managed to capture and put to market 96% or 3.15 Bcf/d of the output, also an all-time high, highlighted DMR’s Lynn Helms, Oil and Gas Division director. He hosted a press conference to discuss the July production figures and outlook for exploration and production in the state. 

“July was a really good month for the oil and gas industry,” Helms said. 

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The record gas output occurred despite sluggish natural gas prices in the Bakken Shale. The price of gas delivered to...