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Texas Oil and Gas Production Statistics for April 2020

06/26/2020

AUSTIN –– Crude oil and natural gas production as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) for April 2020 came from 172,505 oil wells and 87,853 gas wells.

The RRC reports that from May 2019 to April 2020, total Texas reported production was 1.5 billion barrels of crude oil and 10.4 trillion cubic feet of total gas. Crude oil production reported by the RRC is limited to oil produced from oil leases and does not include condensate, which is reported separately by the RRC.

For additional oil and gas production statistics, including the ranking of each Texas County by crude oil, total gas and condensate production, visit the RRC’s website at http://www.rrc.texas.gov/oil-gas/research-and-statistics/production-data/texas-monthly-oil-gas-production/.

TABLE 1 - April 2020 STATEWIDE PRODUCTION*

PRODUCT

PRELIMINARY REPORTED TOTAL VOLUME

AVERAGE DAILY PRODUCTION

Crude Oil

104,819,008 BBLS (barrels)

3,493,967 BBLS

Natural Gas

747,706,903 mcf (thousand cubic feet)

24,923,563 mcf

* These are preliminary figures based on production volumes reported by operators and will be updated as late and corrected production reports are received.


TABLE 2 - April 2019 STATEWIDE PRODUCTION

PRODUCT

UPDATED REPORTED TOTAL VOLUME

UPDATED AVERAGE DAILY PRODUCTION

PRELIMINARY REPORTED TOTAL VOLUME

PRELIMINARY AVERAGE DAILY PRODUCTION

Crude Oil

126,851,941 BBLS

4,228,398 BBLS

98,901,096 BBLS

3,296,703 BBLS

Natural Gas

826,651,752 mcf

27,555,058 mcf

680,228,802 mcf

22,674,293 mcf

 

TABLE 3 April 2020 TEXAS TOP TEN CRUDE OIL PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CRUDE OIL (BBLS)

 

MIDLAND

13,700,100

 

MARTIN

8,965,160

 

REEVES

7,612,055

 

KARNES

7,484,661

 

HOWARD

5,926,686

 

UPTON

5,732,613

 

LOVING

4,593,106

 

REAGAN

3,786,459

 

LA SALLE

3,756,981

 

GLASSCOCK

3,451,533


TABLE 4 – April 2020 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL GAS (GAS WELL GAS & CASINGHEAD) PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

TOTAL GAS (MCF)

 

REEVES

74,547,367

 

WEBB

49,410,027

 

MIDLAND

40,287,396

 

PANOLA

32,913,485

 

CULBERSON

30,034,409

 

TARRANT

29,195,757

 

KARNES

25,515,292

 

LOVING

24,802,162

 

REAGAN

24,651,978

 

DE WITT

21,871,720

 

TABLE 5 – April 2020 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL CONDENSATE PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION

RANK

COUNTY

CONDENSATE (BBLS)

 

REEVES

5,666,768

 

CULBERSON

2,937,237

 

LOVING

2,086,388

 

DE WITT

1,978,391

 

KARNES

868,222

 

WEBB

742,409

 

DIMMIT

301,524

 

LA SALLE

266,806

 

LIVE OAK

266,573

 

MCMULLEN

213,420

 

About the Railroad Commission

Our mission is to serve Texas by our stewardship of natural resources and the environment, our concern for personal and community safety, and our support of enhanced development and economic vitality for the benefit of Texans. The Commission has a long and proud history of service to both Texas and to the nation, including almost 100 years regulating the oil and gas industry. The Commission also has jurisdiction over alternative fuels safety, natural gas utilities, surface mining and intrastate pipelines. Established in 1891, the Railroad Commission of Texas is the oldest regulatory agency in the state. To learn more, please visit http://www.rrc.texas.gov.