For his monthly "Director's Cut" oil and gas production report, North Dakota Mineral Resources director Lynn Helms channeled a song by the group Stealers Wheel.
"I called this one, 'Stuck in the Middle with You,'" Helms said.
The report Helms released reflected May numbers.
"Oil production was up just slightly -- 800 barrels a day is all," Helms said.
The May oil number: 1,393,284 barrels a day. In April, that number was 1,392,485.