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ND oil production hits 1 million barrels per day

North Dakota has surpassed the much-anticipated milestone of producing 1 million barrels of oil per day.

The state produced an average of 1,001,149 barrels per day in April, according to preliminary figures released by the state Tuesday.

North Dakota has been hovering around that milestone for several months, but difficult winter weather slowed production and delayed hitting the mark until spring.

North Dakota is the second-highest oil-producing state, trailing only Texas.

Daily oil production in Texas is approaching 3 million barrels per day.

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