Oil production in September ticked up again.
Production that month went back over 1.1 million barrels a day.
"It's been a year and a half since we saw production over 1.1 million barrels a day," said North Dakota Mineral Resources director Lynn Helms in his monthly "Director's Cut" report. "The last time was March of 2016."
But natural gas production dropped slightly, meaning more gas was flared.
"That hasn't happened since November, 2014," Helms said.