North Dakota Oil Production Plateauing

(Bismarck, ND) -- State Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms says North Dakota's oil production has plateaued.  

Helms said Friday that part of the issue was lack of demand during the height of the COVID pandemic. The state's natural gas production is holding steady. Helms says oil and gas production is likely to increase more next year as companies add back rigs.  

The amount of the increase will be affected by how OPEC and Russia respond to the Biden administration's call to ramp up oil production.