Oil and natural gas production in North Dakota, home to the Bakken Shale, rose in September over August.

North Dakota production

Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) director Lynn Helms issued the monthly Director’s Cut on Tuesday, which provides information about all of the wells capable of producing, as well as permit activity.

Natural gas production in September averaged 3.02 Bcf/d, according to DMR. This compares to 2.96 Bcf/d in the previous month.

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Gas capture also improved in September, when it hit 94%, compared to 92% in the previous month. North Dakota has set a gas capture goal to keep flaring/venting at 8% of production...