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Published July 10, 2013, 08:43 AM

Group: North Dakota energy production doubles since 2007

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A group representing North Dakota's various energy sectors says the state's energy production from all sources has doubled since 2007.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A group representing North Dakota's various energy sectors says the state's energy production from all sources has doubled since 2007.

The 16-member EmPower North Dakota Commission says it set a goal in 2007 to double the state's energy production by 2025.

The group says renewable energy such as wind power, ethanol and bio-diesel increased by 225 percent since 2007. Marketed natural gas increased 125 percent and oil jumped 386 percent during that time.

Commission chairman Al Anderson says meeting the goal 13 years early "is a significant accomplishment" for the state.

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