U.S. crude oil output rose to 12.83 million bbl/d in February from 12.75 million bbl/d in January, which was revised up by about 2,000 bbl/d, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in a monthly report on April 30.

Crude production hit a record high at 12.87 million bbl/d in November but production growth stalled as independent E&P companies cut spending on new drilling to meet shareholder demand for better financial returns.

Oil producers across the country have since begun to shut-in wells in response to a plunge in crude prices as the coronavirus pandemic slams global demand and threatens to overwhelm storage capacity across the world.

In Texas, the biggest oil-producing state, crude output dropped by about 5,000 bbl/d to 5.4 million bbl/d from a monthly record high of 5.41 million bbl/d in January, the EIA said in its 914 report.

The chairman of Texas' energy regulator this week came out in opposition to a proposal that would force oil producers in the state to cut production by a combined total of 1 million bbl/d.

Texas energy regulators next week will vote on the proposed reduction in the state's oil output after delaying it on concerns of legal challenges.

In the federal offshore Gulf of Mexico, which is the nation's second-biggest producing region behind Texas, oil output rose 41,000 bbl/d to a record high of 2.02 million bbl/d in February.

Monthly gross natural gas production in the U.S. Lower 48 states, meanwhile, slipped for a third month in a row to 105.26 Bcf/d in February from 105.96 Bcf/d in January, according to EIA.

That was the first time output has declined for three consecutive months since October 2016. The monthly record high for gas output was 107.04 Bcf/d in November.

In Texas, the biggest gas-producing state, output declined 0.3% to 29.67 Bcf/d in February from a record 29.76 Bcf/d in January.

In Pennsylvania, the second-biggest gas-producing state, output rose 1% to 19.86 Bcf/d in February. The state's all-time high was 19.92 Bcf/d in November.