(Bismarck, ND) -- North Dakota's oil production is up.
The Oil and Gas Division says production increased nine percent in February. Officials say current prices are seven percent over what was forecast.
A Department of Mineral Resources official says former Lieutenant Governor Brent Sanford and the petroleum council are leading efforts to bring in out-of-state and international workers to fill jobs in the oil and gas sector.
This also comes as the Department also reports that natural gas production in February was up seven-percent from the previous month. State officials say they expect production to continue to go up in the coming months.
To view the latest director's cut on oil and natural gas production, click here.