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U.S. oil production at highest level since 1998

Grand Forks Herald -- North Dakota oil production has helped lift U.S. monthly oil production to the highest level since 1998.

The Energy Information Administration said Tuesday that U.S. crude oil production averaged nearly 6.5 million barrels per day in September, the highest volume in nearly 15 years.

The last time the United States produced 6.5 million barrels per day or more was in January of 1998, the EIA reported.

Since September 2011, U.S. production has increased by more than 900,000 barrels per day, thanks to the use of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, according to the EIA.

Texas and North Dakota saw the largest oil production increases.

In March, North Dakota surpassed Alaska to become the No. 2 oil producing state. North Dakota produced a record 728,494 barrels of oil per day in...


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 2:35:01 AM

sure hasn't done anything for gasoline and ESPECIALLY diesel prices.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 2:34:13 AM

how about, instead of shipping all that crude out of the country, it gets refined and used in the US?
sunite
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 4:53:05 PM

Need new Refineries as well
leemun
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 3:26:03 PM

Still good for the country, and viable even with government roadblocks.
blupupher
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 5:28:44 AM

yet fuel prices do not reflect it.
eomc17
Champion Author Tucson

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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 4:50:04 AM

Big deal. Oil and gas prices are still hyperinflated thanks to greedy speculators and big oil market supply manipulations.
iFueler
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 11:06:32 PM

this could be good for drivers
snappytom2
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 3:10:37 PM

Gas prices remain high regardless of production.
slowtrain
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 2:51:13 PM

Good. Bring prices down. Yea right.
nemoFL
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 1:51:56 PM

good stuff
myambro
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 1:46:40 PM

Yay us?
balljars
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 1:41:42 PM

We can make it to the top someday.
pleinyeux
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 1:30:52 PM

money monye monye ...(just do it)...
TopGunn
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 1:29:31 PM

You would never know it by the retail price.
Zeke33
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 1:28:20 PM

The Congress will not allow new refineries. The existing ones have been upgraded as much as possible and some are outliving their usefulness. Shame on Congress.
dollarwatcher
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 1:27:43 PM

Sad part is a lot is getting exported.
Dennisjk
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 1:25:28 PM

We need refinery output.
SNOWMI
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 1:24:14 PM

nice
ekcbp
Sophomore Author California

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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 1:18:45 PM

Unfortunately refineries flat or decreasing.
turboz2012
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 1:06:57 PM

supply is up but with refineries and competition the prices will keep going up
WeasleyOC
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 1:04:24 PM

Drilling and producing wells are fine, but we need to be able to refine and deliver to the markets.
ESCORT6768
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 1:00:37 PM

Increased on private land, decreased on federal land. We still need more refineries to process the oil.
RAE344
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:59:09 PM

Does it matter, without refineries to make this oil into gasoline/diesel, this means nothing.
jl1rp
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:50:04 PM

Now we need to keep it for us to use.
jcpatriots
Champion Author Massachusetts

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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:46:34 PM

Keep it in the states... and let our prices go down.
kst8er
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:44:48 PM

keep it state-side & get prices @ the pump down
8ballnd
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:43:10 PM

dilbert3333????? You are so wrong on private and public land has oil rigs on them.
Foxt
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:41:02 PM

They've been sitting on a lot of capped wells just waiting for higher prices. Must be that time.
36IHBinder
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:39:09 PM

Still only a drop in the bucket
blazerbob91
Champion Author Milwaukee

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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:39:07 PM

And why are prices still high......GREED
rasprout
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:38:59 PM

the sooner we can get off Imported oil the better. Keep the production going!
hallows
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:38:17 PM

Probably the latter, TA33!
BobbyVA
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:38:11 PM

Our production is at the highest level since 1998 and still gas prices for 2012 set a record for being the highest cost ever. What's wrong with this statement, based on this statement gas should be $.96/per gallon.
regasaz
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:37:06 PM

Keep it coming......... quit sending those dollars to OPEC countries.
papou
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:35:14 PM

We need to keep the price of crude and gasoline in line for the USA consumption
TA33
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:34:28 PM

So are we using the crude domestically to support the US or are they selling it on the international market to China and India to make a huge profit?
DeserTBoB
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:33:29 PM

Looks like the GOPhers and Romnuts lied again. That anything new?
dougerstew
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:33:12 PM

this is good news, but no thanks to Obama's administration
qwerty17
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:30:45 PM

just last week some rag was whining about how we as a country are down 6 rigs & blames obama. now we have super high production levels. beware of spinners, people.
dilbert3333
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:29:01 PM

The North Dakota oil production boom is occurring on PRIVATE land, not on Government confiscated land, which for all purposes Maobama is restricting from oil exploration.
redbeard47229
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:27:10 PM

Get the gov't out and Alaska would be #1 in the world and so would the USA
luvmyburgi
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:25:15 PM

Great
IUVidiot
Champion Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:24:42 PM

great news
gumbyrex
Champion Author Fresno

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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:24:36 PM

The more we have, the more we use.
Cheepo
Champion Author Tampa

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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:24:33 PM

I do not believe it!!!!!!!!
iamforiu
Champion Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:22:42 PM

need to keep it up
marlita
Champion Author Dayton

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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:21:40 PM

So why are gas prices so high?
honkerman
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:21:02 PM

Drilling works.
ARROWHEAD
All-Star Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:19:17 PM

Keep pumping!
DatThao
Champion Author Wilmington

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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:03:42 PM

Probably not safe for the environment and the people in the area.
mrreferee
Champion Author Savannah

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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:02:56 PM

so, i we are producing this much, can we become part of OPEC??
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