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McKenzie County oil production tops nation

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North Dakota’s oil production has been setting new records as a state, even while remaining the No. 2 producer in the nation. However, sometime — perhaps last year or even the year before — one of its counties set a national record. It was a record that no one really even noticed, until a newspaper in New Mexico happened to write about it.

McKenzie County has surpassed all other oil producing counties in the nation to take the No. 1 spot, with 17.88 million barrels of oil produced in January 2019.

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