Blackouts cause North Dakota oil and gas production to fall
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The winter storms that paralyzed Texas and other south-central states and resulted in rolling power blackouts elsewhere caused North Dakota’s oil and gas production to fall more than expected in February.
The blackouts temporarily shut down production in North Dakota, the nation’s second-largest oil-producing state.
The state produced about one million barrels of crude per day in February, down nearly six percent from the previous month.
Natural gas production fell five percent from January.
Officials were expecting a two to three percent decline in oil production in February before the blackouts.