North Dakota reported flat growth in natural gas production in March versus February, with producers signaling no plans to curb output despite low prices in the Bakken Shale, according to the state’s Department of Mineral Resources (DMR).

DMR’s Lynn Helms, Oil and Gas Division director, hosted a press briefing last week to discuss the March production figures and current outlook for upstream activity in the state. 

The price of natural gas delivered to Northern Border Pipeline at Watford City, ND, stood at $1.78/Mcf as of Friday (May 12). Bakken prices remain at their lowest level since the height of the pandemic during the third quarter of 2020, Helms highlighted.

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