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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. 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 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 2020 Oil Production in 2018 Oil Production in 2015 Oil Production in 2013 2021 Pop.
Texas1,782,0091,782,0091,256,974927,41729,730,311
North Dakota431,241431,241429,583312,294770,026
New Mexico379,226379,226147,663102,7892,105,005
Colorado165,093165,093122,79266,2225,893,634
Alaska163,852163,852176,235187,923724,357
California144,349144,349201,284198,92839,613,493
Wyoming89,00289,00286,40963,487581,075
Kansas37,90727,90745,46746,8462,917,224
Louisiana34,86134,86163,61071,9384,627,002
Utah31,76031,79037,13935,0163,310,774
Ohio23,81823,81826,7018,00911,714,618
Montana19,13219,13228,55729,2881,085,004
West Virginia18,68418,68411,5727,2391,767,859
Oklahoma17,153171,753166,801115,2203,990,443
Mississippi14,14914,14924,91824,3452,966,407
Illinois7,1497,1499,5209,53912,569,321
Pennsylvania5,4425,4427,0855,30712,804,123
Michigan4,2474,2476,6527,0979,992,427
Arkansas4,1934,1936,2296,6403,033,946
Alabama4,1454,1459,69410,4084,934,193
Kentucky2,2652,2652,8622,3054,480,713
Nebraska1,6831,6832,9102,8081,951,996
Indiana1,3961,3962,2192,3996,805,663
Florida1,3751,3752,2082,17421,944,577
South Dakota1,0471,0471,6661,850896,581
New York27527528636619,299,981
Nevada1971972813343,185,786
Tennessee1651652963346,944,260
Missouri75751491996,169,038
Arizona5537607,520,103
Idaho11301,860,123
Virginia0.02311108,603,985
Wisconsin5,852,490
Washington7,796,941
Vermont623,251
South Carolina5,277,830
Rhode Island1,061,509
Oregon4,289,439
North Carolina10,701,022
New Jersey8,874,520
New Hampshire1,372,203
Minnesota5,706,398
Massachusetts6,912,239
Maryland6,065,436
Maine1,354,522
Iowa3,167,974
Hawaii1,406,430
Georgia10,830,007
Delaware990,334
Connecticut3,552,821

Oil Production By State 2021