U.S. crude oil production slid in April by about 0.5% to its lowest since February, according to a monthly report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) on July 8.

Oil production fell to about 11.6 million bbl/d in April from nearly 11.7 million bbl/d the month prior, the report showed.

Output, which has been recovering from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, is still far below its record high of 12.3 million bbl/d in 2019.

Production in North Dakota sank 19.3% to about 900,000 bbl/d, its lowest since June 2020, the report showed. That was the biggest month-over-month decline since May 2020.

New Mexico output rose 2.7% to 1.5 million bbl/d, the highest on record. Output in Texas gained 0.7% to 5 million bbl/d, the highest since April 2020.

Monthly gross natural gas production in the U.S. Lower 48 states rose 1 Bcf/d to 107.3 Bcf/d in April, its highest since December 2021, the EIA said in its monthly 914 production report.

That compares with an all-time high of 108.2 in November 2021.

In top gas producing states, monthly output rose 1.4% to a record 30.8 Bcfd in Texas and 0.7% in Pennsylvania to 20.6 Bcf/d.

Pennsylvania output hit a record 21.9 Bcf/d in December 2021.