BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The state Department of Mineral Resources reports that North Dakota oil producers pumped a record 701,134 barrels of crude in August.

Agency date show that’s up from 676,249 barrels in July.

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The agency says there were 7,701producing wells in August. That’s up from 7,467 wells in July.

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State Department of Mineral Resources director Lynn Helms says the oil production in August was helped by favorable weather.

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