┬áThe exploration and production side of the North Dakota energy sector may be leveling off as the number of deployed rigs holds steady, state data show. State government data show 76 rigs in active service as of Monday, one less than the number reported one week ago. Oil production in April, the last full month for which data are available, was down nearly 2 percent from the previous month to 1.17 million barrels per day. An all-time high of 1.2 million bpd was reached in December. The rig count in late April was around 84, which was more than 125 lower than the historic peak reached in 2012. Energy companies are spending less on exploration and production in a weak crude […]