Production continues to edge upward in North Dakota’s oil and natural gas patch, with total output growing by 3% in June versus May, according to the state’s Department of Mineral Resources (DMR).

DMR’s Lynn Helms, oil and gas division director, recently hosted a press conference to discuss the June figures and the outlook for exploration and production (E&P) in the Williston Basin and its flagship formation, the Bakken Shale.

“All of the numbers are really good news,” Helms said. 

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Natural gas production in June averaged 3.25 Bcf/d, up from 3.16 Bcf/d in May. Producers managed to capture and market 94% or 3.07 Bcf/d of output, a...