U.S. crude oil production surged by 416,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) to a record 11.346 million bbl/d in August the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in a monthly report on Oct. 31.
The rise came as production climbed in Texas and North Dakota to fresh peaks of 4.58 million bbl/d and 1.28 million bbl/d respectively, the data showed.
The agency revised its July production figure slightly lower to 10.93 million bbl/d.
Output from the United States has boomed thanks to a shale revolution, with production from the nation's largest oilfield, the Permian Basin that spans West Texas and New Mexico, leading the increase.
Meanwhile, natural gas production in the lower 48 U.S. states rose to an all-time high of 94.7 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in August, up from the prior record of 92.7 Bcf/d in July, according to EIA's 914 production report.
In Texas, the nation's largest gas producer, production increased to a record high 24.9 Bcf/d in August, up 1.7% from July. That compares with output of 21.8 Bcf/d in August 2017.
In Pennsylvania, the second biggest gas producing state where the core of the Marcellus Shale is located, production rose to a record high 17.3 Bcf/d in August, up 1.8% from July. That compares with output of 14.5 Bcf/d in August 2017.
Oil prices rose early on April 22 as the Asian markets opened, with Brent hitting its highest level since November, driven up by a decline in U.S. drilling activity and ongoing supply cuts led by OPEC.
Oil futures edged up on Thursday as a drop in crude exports from OPEC's de facto leader, Saudi Arabia, and a draw in U.S. drilling rigs and oil inventories supported prices.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today approved the Driftwood LNG and Pipeline projects, and the Port Arthur LNG and Pipeline projects.