Fact #758: December 17, 2012 U.S. Production of Crude Oil by State, 2011

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Texas is by far the State that produces the most crude oil in the U.S., but 30 other States also produced oil in 2011. Alaska, California, North Dakota, and Oklahoma were next in the top five crude oil producing States. Eighteen States generated less than 20 million barrels, but altogether, those 18 States produced nearly 57 million barrels in 2011.

U.S. Production of Crude Oil by State, 2011
Map of the U.S. showing U.S. production of crude oil by state in 2011. See table below for more detailed information.

 

Supporting Information

U.S. Production of Crude Oil by State, 2011
Rank State Million
barrels
1 Texas* 530
2 Alaska* 209
3 California* 196
4 North Dakota 153
5 Oklahoma 75
6 New Mexico 71
7 Louisiana* 69
8 Wyoming 55
9 Kansas 41
10 Colorado 39
11 Utah 26
12 Mississippi 24
13 Montana 24
14 Illinois 9
15 Alabama 8
16 Michigan 7
17 Arkansas 6
18 Ohio 5
19 Pennsylvania 3
20 Nebraska 3
21 Kentucky 2
22 West Virginia 2
23 Florida 2
24 Indiana 2
25 South Dakota 2
26 Nevada <1
27 New York <1
28 Tennessee <1
29 Missouri <1
30 Arizona <1
31 Virginia <1
  Federal Offshore -- Gulf of Mexico 480
Federal Offshore -- West Coast & Alaska 20
U.S. Total 1,564
*Includes off-shore production.
Source: Energy Information Administration, Crude Oil Production Data, September 2012.

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