As temperatures drop so does North Dakota oil production

(Bismarck, ND)  --  The extreme cold has had an extreme effect on oil production in North Dakota.  

The State Pipeline Authority says production fell by half during the frigid temperatures earlier this week or by about 600 to 650-thousand barrels a day.  

The Energy Information Administration says North Dakota produced about 1.27-million barrels a day in October.  

The sub-freezing weather has caused one oil spill and some waterline leaks.