North Dakota Drops To Third Among Nation's Top Oil Producers

(Bismarck, ND) -- North Dakota's status among top oil-producing states is dipping.  

The state is now third among the nation's top oil-producing states. The latest report from industry officials in July showed that North Dakota had lost its status as the nation's second-biggest oil producer to New Mexico.  

North Dakota had held the number-two spot behind Texas for each of the past nine years.