Daily production of oil and gas in North Dakota increased month over month in October, with a total of 2,412 idle wells.
Gas production totaled 95.19 Bcf, or 3.07 Bcf/d for October, according to preliminary figures released by the North Dakota Industrial Commission. The initial figure is above the adjusted total of 88.31 Bcf, or about 2.95 Bcf/d, reported for September.
October's preliminary figures for oil production totaled 47.1 million barrels, or 1.5 million barrels per day. Adjusted production for September reached 43.3 million bbl, or 1.4 million bbl/d.
McKenzie came in as the top gas producing county for the month with 48.28 Bcf, followed by Williams County with 18.92 Bcf.
McKenzie also dominated oil production with 18.4 million bbl in October, followed by Dunn County with 9.7 million bbl.
Of the state's 18,569 wells capable of production, 16,157 wells were in use during the month.