Well completion activity is on the rise in North Dakota, likely heralding a surge in oil and gas production and underscoring the need for more natural gas egress capacity, state regulators said Friday (July 14).

Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) Director Lynn Helms and North Dakota Pipeline Authority Director Justin Kringstad held a press conference to discuss May production figures and the outlook for upstream activity in the state.

The number of active hydraulic fracturing crews in the state stood at 26 as of Friday, a level not seen since before the pandemic, Helms said.

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