North Dakota oil output pushes revenue ahead of forecast

Published: Feb. 13, 2020 at 7:07 AM CST
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Record oil production is pushing state revenue ahead of expectations for the first several months of the state’s two-year budget cycle.

North Dakota budget director Joe Morrissette says revenue is up 7.6%, or about $121.6 million, over projections. Oil production in North Dakota is at about 1.5 million barrels daily.

The Bismarck Tribune reports state has so far collected more than $1.25 billion in oil tax revenue for the current budget cycle, or about 4% more than projected.

Data show oil production is running about 5% ahead of projections, while prices are running about 4% higher than forecast.

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