ND oil drilling st lowest point in 18 months

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The number of rigs drilling for oil in North Dakota is at the lowest level in a year and a half.

The State Department of Mineral Resources reports that just more than 180 rigs were drilling this week. Agency spokeswoman Alison Ritter says that’s the lowest level since July 2011.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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