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A hydraulic fracturing crew works on an oil well in Mountrail County, N.D., on June 11, 2013. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service

More oil workers expected to catch up on N.D. wells this summer

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BISMARCK - More temporary oil workers are expected in Williston, Dickinson and Minot this summer to catch up on a backlog of wells that need hydraulic fracturing, North Dakota's top oil and gas regulator said Monday.

Lynn Helms, director of the Department of Mineral Resources, said drilling crews are outpacing well completion crews. At the end of May, an estimated 500 oil wells were waiting on fracking crews.

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