Memo to self: note to Art Berman.North Dakota’s oil production has been setting new records as a state, even while remaining the No. 2 producer in the nation. However, sometime — perhaps last year or even the year before — one of its counties set a national record. It was a record that no one really even noticed, until a newspaper in New Mexico happened to write about it.
McKenzie County has surpassed all other oil-producing counties in the nation to take the #1 spot with 17.89 million bbls of oil produced in January, 2019.
Memo to self: note to Jane E. Nielson.