ND oil slips from record set in October

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 12, 2013 at 4:01 am •  Published: January 12, 2013
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The state Department of Mineral Resources says North Dakota oil production dropped in November from a record set a month earlier.

The agency says oil producers pumped an average of about 733,000 barrels of oil each day in November. That's down from a record 749,000 barrels daily in September.

Agency director Lynn Helms says drillers were hampered by harsh winter weather. He says companies also idled rigs as cost-cutting measures to keep within their annual budgets.