– US crude oil production averaged 12.1 million barrels per day (b/d) during the week ending November 18, unchanged from the previous week, the Oilfield Administration said Wednesday. US Energy Information (EIA).
The figure is up 600,000 b/d from this time last year, according to the EIA.
More than 80 percent of US crude oil production growth comes from the lower 48 states, which does not include production from Alaska and the federally offshore Gulf of Mexico, according to the report.
The United States has become a major oil producer in recent years helped by the growth of its shale oil production. ■