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Oil Production By State 2021

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. Oklahoma (171,753)
  5. Colorado (165,093)
  6. Alaska (163,852)
  7. California (144,349)
  8. Wyoming (89,002)
  9. Louisiana (34,861)
  10. Utah (31,790)

Oil Production By State 2021

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Oil Production By State 2021

* Oil Production is measured in thousand barrels and data is for annual periods.
State Oil Production in 2018 Oil Production in 2015 Oil Production in 2013 2021 Pop
Texas1,782,0091,256,974927,41729,730,300
North Dakota431,241429,583312,294770,026
New Mexico379,226147,663102,7892,105,000
Oklahoma171,753166,801115,2203,990,440
Colorado165,093122,79266,2225,893,630
Alaska163,852176,235187,923724,357
California144,349201,284198,92839,613,500
Wyoming89,00286,40963,487581,075
Louisiana34,86163,61071,9384,627,000
Utah31,79037,13935,0163,310,770
Kansas27,90745,46746,8462,917,220
Ohio23,81826,7018,00911,714,600
Montana19,13228,55729,2881,085,000
West Virginia18,68411,5727,2391,767,860
Mississippi14,14924,91824,3452,966,410
Illinois7,1499,5209,53912,569,300
Pennsylvania5,4427,0855,30712,804,100
Michigan4,2476,6527,0979,992,430
Arkansas4,1936,2296,6403,033,950
Alabama4,1459,69410,4084,934,190
Kentucky2,2652,8622,3054,480,710
Nebraska1,6832,9102,8081,952,000
Indiana1,3962,2192,3996,805,660
Florida1,3752,2082,17421,944,600
South Dakota1,0471,6661,850896,581
New York27528636619,300,000
Nevada1972813343,185,790
Tennessee1652963346,944,260
Missouri751491996,169,040
Arizona537607,520,100
Virginia311108,603,980
Idaho1301,860,120
Wisconsin5,852,490
Washington7,796,940
Vermont623,251
South Carolina5,277,830
Rhode Island1,061,510
Oregon4,289,440
North Carolina10,701,000
New Jersey8,874,520
New Hampshire1,372,200
Minnesota5,706,400
Massachusetts6,912,240
Maryland6,065,440
Maine1,354,520
Iowa3,167,970
Hawaii1,406,430
Georgia10,830,000
Delaware990,334
Connecticut3,552,820

Oil Production By State 2021