US Crude Oil Production Falls 3.5% in September: EIA

While Hurricane Ida Ida disrupted Gulf of Mexico production in September, onshore oil production rose in Texas, the top-producing state, and North Dakota, the second-largest producer, the EIA said.

Jessica Resnick-Ault, Reuters

U.S. crude oil production fell 3.5% in September after Hurricane Ida temporarily halted most crude production in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico, according to a monthly report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Nov. 30.

Crude output dropped 380,000 barrels per day to 10.809 million bbl/d from a revised 11.189 million bbl/d in August, the report said. The decline came as production in the offshore Gulf of Mexico fell by 464,000 bbl/d, offsetting onshore gains.

Ida disrupted Gulf of Mexico production as it passed through the Gulf at the end of August. As a result of the storm, 96% of crude oil production and 94% of natural gas production in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico was halted, according to the September EIA report. The disruptions continued into early September.

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