ND winter leads to record single-month oil production drop

BISMARCK, N.D. - Snowy, frigid weather hampered oil and gas producers in North Dakota in December, leading to the state's largest production decline in a single month.

A report from the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources showed December's production fell to 942,455 barrels per day from November's 1,034,484 barrels per day. The difference, more than 92,000 daily barrels, made history and officials say almost all can be blamed on the weather.

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