"I call it 'tapping the brakes.'"
That’s how state mineral resources director Lynn Helms described June oil and gas production numbers.
Afer oil production set a new record in May -- at 1,246,355 barrels a day, production in June dropped to 1,225,510 barrels a day.
"Natural gas production also dropped slightly.
"There's a record number of wells producing," Helms said. "But they're restricting production from wells."
Helms said companies are voluntarily restricting production because of gas capture issues.