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Oil Production by State 2022

What state is the largest producer of crude oil? Crude oil production is defined as the quantities of oil extracted from the ground after removing inert matter or impurities. Crude oil is a mineral oil consisting of a mixture of hydrocarbons of natural origin, yellow to black in color, and variable density and viscosity. Once extracted, crude oil undergoes distillation to break down the liquid into various products depending on weight.

As of 2018, the United States is the world’s largest crude oil producer. The U.S. currently produces approximately 12,108,000 barrels per day. Russia and Saudi Arabia follow the United States in crude oil production, producing 10,709,000 and 9,580,000 barrels per day, respectively. There are thousands of products derived from crude oil, all of which are very beneficial to humans and have improved their quality of life worldwide. The largest share of crude oil is used for gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, and heating oil. Other products include heavier ones used to make asphalt or lubricating oils for petroleum jelly and detergents.

Thirty-two U.S. states produce oil. About 69% of total U.S. crude oil production in 2019 came from five states: Texas (41.4%), North Dakota (11.6%), New Mexico (7.4%), Oklahoma (4.7%), and Colorado (4.2%). Texas is the largest producer of crude oil in the United States. In 2019, Texas produced 5,070,450 barrels per day. This is more than double what the entire Gulf of Mexico produced, which is 1,896,920 barrels per day. The United States’ smallest oil producers are Arizona and Virginia, which produced about 20 barrels of oil per day in 2019. Oil production in the United States, especially in Texas, is expected to rise, causing crude oil imports to fall.

Here are the 10 states with the highest oil production:

  1. Texas (1,782,009)
  2. North Dakota (431,241)
  3. New Mexico (379,226)
  4. Colorado (165,093)
  5. Alaska (163,852)
  6. California (144,349)
  7. Wyoming (89,002)
  8. Kansas (37,907)
  9. Louisiana (34,861)
  10. Utah (31,760)

Oil Production by State 2022

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Oil Production by State 2022

* Oil Production is measured in thousand barrels and data is for annual periods.
State Oil Production in 2020 Oil Production in 2018 Oil Production in 2015 Oil Production in 2013 2022 Pop.
Texas1,782,0091,782,0091,256,974927,41730,097,526
North Dakota431,241431,241429,583312,294774,008
New Mexico379,226379,226147,663102,7892,109,093
Colorado165,093165,093122,79266,2225,961,083
Alaska163,852163,852176,235187,923720,763
California144,349144,349201,284198,92839,664,128
Wyoming89,00289,00286,40963,487582,233
Kansas37,90727,90745,46746,8462,919,179
Louisiana34,86134,86163,61071,9384,616,106
Utah31,76031,79037,13935,0163,363,182
Ohio23,81823,81826,7018,00911,727,377
Montana19,13219,13228,55729,2881,093,117
West Virginia18,68418,68411,5727,2391,755,715
Oklahoma17,153171,753166,801115,2204,007,179
Mississippi14,14914,14924,91824,3452,961,536
Illinois7,1497,1499,5209,53912,518,071
Pennsylvania5,4425,4427,0855,30712,805,190
Michigan4,2474,2476,6527,0979,995,212
Arkansas4,1934,1936,2296,6403,042,017
Alabama4,1454,1459,69410,4084,949,697
Kentucky2,2652,2652,8622,3054,487,233
Nebraska1,6831,6832,9102,8081,960,790
Indiana1,3961,3962,2192,3996,842,385
Florida1,3751,3752,2082,17422,177,997
South Dakota1,0471,0471,6661,850902,542
New York27527528636619,223,191
Nevada1971972813343,238,601
Tennessee1651652963347,001,803
Missouri75751491996,184,843
Arizona5537607,640,796
Idaho11301,896,652
Virginia0.02311108,638,218
Wisconsin5,867,518
Washington7,887,965
Vermont622,882
South Carolina5,342,388
Rhode Island1,062,583
Oregon4,325,290
North Carolina10,807,491
New Jersey8,870,685
New Hampshire1,378,449
Minnesota5,739,781
Massachusetts6,922,107
Maryland6,075,314
Maine1,359,677
Iowa3,174,426
Hawaii1,401,709
Georgia10,936,299
Delaware998,619
Connecticut3,546,588

Oil Production by State 2022

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