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Published May 29, 2012, 10:15 AM

ND rig count at record levels

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A record number of oil rigs are drilling in North Dakota's oil patch.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A record number of oil rigs are drilling in North Dakota's oil patch.

State statistics show a record 214 rigs were drilling on Friday and more than 95 percent of them were targeting the Bakken and Three Forks formations in western North Dakota.

Records show the number of wells awaiting hydraulic fracturing services stands at 248, which is about average.

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