U.S. crude oil production by state 2018

Texas is by far the largest oil-producing state in the United States, with a total production of 1.28 billion barrels in 2018. In a distant second place is North Dakota, which produced 461.5 million barrels in the same year, and Virginia was the smallest producer at just 5,000 barrels. The U.S. in total produced some 15 million barrels of oil daily, or 669 million metric tons in 2018.

Regional distribution of U.S. oil production

A total of 31 of the 50 U.S. states produce oil. There are five regional divisions for oil production in the U.S., known as the Petroleum Administration for Defense Districts (PADD). These five regional divisions of the allocation of fuels derived from petroleum products were established in the United States during the Second World War and they are still used today for data collection purposes. In line with the fact that Texas is by far the largest U.S. oil producing state, PADD 3 (Gulf Coast) is also the largest oil producing PADD, at 5.89 million barrels of oil per day in 2017.

Crude oil production in the United States in 2018, by state

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July 2019


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