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Oil Production by State 2020

What state is the largest producer of crude oil?

Crude oil production is defined as the quantities of oil extracted from the ground after the removal of 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 of 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 US 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 around the world. 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.

Texas is the largest producer of crude oil in the United States. In 2018, Texas produced 1,609,075 barrels of oil, which is more than the other nine states combined. Texas is pushing to become the world’s third-largest oil producer, soon passing Iraq and Iran.

The United States’ smallest oil producer is Virginia, which produced about five barrels of oil in 2018. Oil production in the United States, especially in Texas, is expected to continue to rise, causing crude oil imports to fall. In 2018, imports to the Gulf Coast averaged approximately 1.8 million barrels per day, a 70% decline in imports since 2007.

Here are the 10 states with the highest oil production:

  1. Texas (1,609,075)
  2. North Dakota (461,531)
  3. New Mexico (248,958)
  4. Oklahoma (200,685)
  5. Colorado (177,817)
  6. Alaska (174,800)
  7. California (169,166)
  8. Wyoming (87,955)
  9. Louisiana (48,841)
  10. Utah (37,063)

Oil Production by State 2020

Oil Production by State 2020

* 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 2020 Pop.
Wisconsin5,851,750
Washington7,797,100
Vermont628,061
South Carolina5,210,100
Rhode Island1,056,160
Oregon4,301,090
North Carolina10,611,900
New Jersey8,936,570
New Hampshire1,371,250
Minnesota5,700,670
Massachusetts6,976,600
Maryland6,083,120
Maine1,345,790
Iowa3,179,850
Hawaii1,412,690
Georgia10,736,100
Delaware982,895
Connecticut3,563,080
Texas1,609,0751,256,974927,41729,472,300
North Dakota461,531429,583312,294761,723
New Mexico248,958147,663102,7892,096,640
Oklahoma200,685166,801115,2203,954,820
Colorado177,817122,79266,2225,845,530
Alaska174,800176,235187,923734,002
California169,166201,284198,92839,937,500
Wyoming87,95586,40963,487567,025
Louisiana48,84163,61071,9384,645,180
Utah37,06337,13935,0163,282,120
Kansas34,71445,46746,8462,910,360
Ohio23,22426,7018,00911,747,700
Montana21,54028,55729,2881,086,760
Mississippi16,95324,91824,3452,989,260
West Virginia11,61811,5727,2391,778,070
Illinois8,4209,5209,53912,659,700
Pennsylvania6,4787,0855,30712,820,900
Alabama5,8849,69410,4084,908,620
Michigan5,4086,6527,09710,045,000
Arkansas5,0186,2296,6403,039,000
Kentucky2,2652,8622,3054,499,690
Nebraska2,0562,9102,8081,952,570
Florida1,8392,2082,17421,993,000
Indiana1,6842,2192,3996,745,350
South Dakota1,2731,6661,850903,027
Nevada2552813343,139,660
New York22128636619,440,500
Tennessee2102963346,897,580
Missouri901491996,169,270
Idaho88301,826,160
Arizona1137607,378,490
Virginia511108,626,210