North Dakota oil production increases

Photo by: Governor Doug Burgum - Facebook
Photo by: Governor Doug Burgum - Facebook

(Bismarck, ND) -- A report released Tuesday by the State Mineral Resources Department says oil production is up in the state.

Production rose in June for the second straight month to just under one-point-one million barrels per day. Natural gas production is also near an all-time high for the state.

Crude prices are dropping, leading to lower prices at the pump for consumers.

Currently, prices at the pump statewide average about $3.91 a gallon. Cass County is at an avergage of $3.82 a gallon.