Texas Oil and Gas Production Statistics for May 2021

July 23, 2021

AUSTIN – Crude oil and natural gas production as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas for May 2021 came from 163,777 oil wells and 85,606 gas wells.

The RRC reports that from June 2020 to May 2021, total Texas reported production was 1.4 billion barrels of crude oil and 10.1 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 https://www.rrc.texas.gov/oil-and-gas/research-and-statistics/production-data/texas-monthly-oil-gas-production/.

TABLE 1 (May 2021): Statewide Production*

Product

Preliminary Reported Total Volume

Average Daily Production

Crude Oil

112,719,857 bbls (barrels)

3,636,124 bbls

Natural Gas

818,825,363 mcf (thousand cubic feet)

26,413,721 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 (May 2020): Statewide Production

Product

Updated Reported Total Volume

Updated Average Daily Production

Preliminary Reported Total Volume

Preliminary Average Daily Production

Crude Oil

109,268,998 bbls

3,524,806 bbls

91,062,814 bbls

2,937,510 bbls

Natural Gas

825,293,227 mcf

26,622,362 mcf

734,645,548 mcf

23,698,243 mcf

 

TABLE 3 (May 2021): Texas Top 10 Crude Oil Producing Counties Ranked by Preliminary Production

Rank

County

Crude Oil (bbls)

1.

Midland

16,127,487

2.

Martin

12,166,361

3.

Howard

8,614,951

4.

Karnes

7,652,045

5.

Reeves

6,661,441

6.

Upton

6,227,160

7.

Loving

4,691,082

8.

Reagan

3,822,480

9.

Ward

3,271,997

10.

Andrews

3,212,222

 

TABLE 4 (May 2021): Texas Top 10 Total Gas (Gas Well Gas & Casinghead) Producing Counties Ranked by Preliminary Production

Rank

County

Total Gas (mcf)

1.

Reeves

81,863,356

2.

Webb

63,302,903

3.

Midland

53,010,920

4.

Panola

43,661,432

5.

Culberson

34,925,074

6.

Loving

33,166,603

7.

Reagan

27,371,109

8.

Tarrant

27,306,719

9.

Martin

26,825,832

10.

Upton

25,308,349

 

TABLE 5 (May 2021): Texas Top 10 Total Condensate Producing Counties Ranked by Preliminary Production

Rank

County

Condensate (bbls)

1.

Reeves

5,936,102

2.

Loving

3,322,339

3.

Culberson

2,834,163

4.

DeWitt

1,424,790

5.

Karnes

1,245,740

6.

Dimmit

903,314

7.

Webb

867,707

8.

Live Oak

367,561

9.

Ward

168,674

10.

McMullen

164,034

 


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