U.S. field production of crude oil rose 1.6% in June to 12.844 MMbbl/d, the highest since February 2020, before the coronavirus pandemic destroyed demand for fuel and other oil products, the Energy Information Administration said on Aug. 31.
Production in Texas rose 1.1% to 5.518 MMbbl/d, its highest on record dating back to 2005. In North Dakota, production also rose, gaining by 3.3% to 1.155 MMbbl/d, the highest since December 2020.
In New Mexico, however, crude output fell by 2.1% to 1.764 MMbbl/d, the lowest since November 2020, the EIA said.
Gross natural gas production in the U.S. Lower 48 states fell 0.1 Bcf/d to 114.9 Bcf/d in June from a record 115 Bcf/d in May, according to the EIA's monthly 914 production report.
In top gas-producing states, monthly output in June rose 0.4 Bcf/d in Texas to a record 33.9 Bcf/d and rose 0.1 Bcf/d in Pennsylvania to a 17-month high of 20.9 Bcf/d.
That topped the prior all-time high of 33.8 Bcf/d in Texas in May and compares with a record 21.8 Bcf/d in Pennsylvania in December 2021.
A proxy for demand, U.S. product supplied of crude and petroleum products rose in June to 20.716 MMbbl/d, the highest since November 2019, the EIA said in a separate report on Aug. 31.
Product supplied of finished motor gasoline rose to 9.279 MMbbl/d, the highest since July 2021.
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