Texas production accounts for 36% of U.S. output — EIA

Source: Simone Sebastian, Fuel Fix • Posted: Monday, July 7, 2014

More than a third of U.S. oil now comes from Texas, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

In April, oil production in the state rose to more than 3 million barrels per day — more than twice the production of three years ago — accounting for 36 percent of the nation’s oil.

Texas’ supply has grown every month since 2011 — a trend that could move the state ahead of Iraq if it continues as Iraqi production declines amid violent unrest. The second-largest producer in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries pumped 3.2 million barrels per day in April, according to Bloomberg.

Crude production in North Dakota grew 185 percent from April 2011 to April 2014. Along with Texas, the two states provided almost half of 8.4 million barrels of domestic crude that month (Simone Sebastian, Fuel Fix, July 1).