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ND oil production hits 1 million barrels per day

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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.

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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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