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Annual petroleum production in the United States doubled from 6.8 million barrels per day (mmbd) in 2008 to 15.3 mmbd in 2018. Record levels of production began when the 11.8 mmbd in 2014 topped the previous high of 11.3 mmbd from 1970. Each year since 2014 the U.S. produced more than 12 mmdb of petroleum.

Graphic showing field production of petroleum in the United States from 1950 to 2018.

Note: Petroleum includes crude oil and natural gas liquids.

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Monthly Energy Review, September 2019, Table 3.1.

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