NoDak sets annual oil production record

The North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources says the state pumped 173.9 million barrels through September, compared 152.9 million barrels last year, the Associated Press reports. The state agency expects to surpass 200 million barrels in 2012.
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The North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources says the state pumped 173.9 million barrels through September, compared 152.9 million barrels last year, the Associated Press reports. The state agency expects to surpass 200 million barrels in 2012.

Reuters notes in September there were on average 190 rigs active in the North Dakota, down from 209 in April.

The recent oil and gas boom have pushed per capita disposable personal income in North Dakota up more than 42 percent from 2006 to 2011.

North Dakota is the second largest oil-producing state in the country, only trailing Texas, after passing Alaska in March.

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