North Dakota oil production up in September

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Oil prices are in the middle of a two month rally that we haven't seen in almost two years, and production is responding.

The price of oil has been above $50 since mid-September and Director of Mineral Resources Lynn Helms says we hit a milestone that month as well.

North Dakota produced more than 1.1 million barrels of oil a day for the first time since March of 2016.

And the combination of higher prices with lower costs could lead to even more increased production through the rest of the year.

“It's high enough now to continue to increase production month over month over month. Unless we get another December storm like we had last year then all bets are off,” said Helms.

OPEC does meet at the end of the month so things could change but Helms says the group is expected to extend their cuts to June of 2018.