Texas Oil and Gas Production Statistics for April 2021

June 28, 2021

AUSTIN – Crude oil and natural gas production as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas for April 2021 came from 166,794 oil wells and 85,647 gas wells.

The RRC reports that from May 2020 to April 2021, total Texas reported production was 1.4 billion barrels of crude oil and 10.0 trillion cubic feet of total gas. Crude oil production reported by the RRC is limited to oil produced from oil leases and does not include condensate, which is reported separately by the RRC.

For additional oil and gas production statistics, including the ranking of each Texas county by crude oil, total gas and condensate production, visit the RRC’s website at https://www.rrc.texas.gov/oil-and-gas/research-and-statistics/production-data/texas-monthly-oil-gas-production/.

TABLE 1 (April 2021): Statewide Production*

Product

Preliminary Reported Total Volume

Average Daily Production

Crude Oil

110,990,696 bbls (barrels)

3,699,690 bbls

Natural Gas

799,163,896 mcf (thousand cubic feet)

26,638,797 mcf

* These are preliminary figures based on production volumes reported by operators and will be updated as late and corrected production reports are received.

 

TABLE 2 (April 2020): Statewide Production

Product

Updated Reported Total Volume

Updated Average Daily Production

Preliminary Reported Total Volume

Preliminary Average Daily Production

Crude Oil

129,007,307 bbls

4,300,244 bbls

104,819,008 bbls

3,493,967 bbls

Natural Gas

878,167,688 mcf

29,272,256 mcf

747,706,903 mcf

24,923,563 mcf

 

TABLE 3 (April 2021): Texas Top 10 Crude Oil Producing Counties Ranked by Preliminary Production

Rank

County

Crude Oil (bbls)

1.

MIDLAND

15,860,204

2.

MARTIN

11,402,565

3.

HOWARD

8,271,847

4.

KARNES

7,145,544

5.

UPTON

6,436,621

6.

REEVES

6,276,377

7.

LOVING

4,641,107

8.

REAGAN

3,596,320

9.

WARD

3,420,084

10.

LA SALLE

3,303,472

 

TABLE 4 (April 2021): Texas Top 10 Total Gas (Gas Well Gas & Casinghead) Producing Counties Ranked by Preliminary Production

Rank

County

Total Gas (mcf)

1.

REEVES

83,075,853

2.

WEBB

55,035,911

3.

MIDLAND

50,391,506

4.

PANOLA

44,433,894

5.

CULBERSON

33,498,385

6.

LOVING

32,586,094

7.

HARRISON

27,590,580

8.

TARRANT

26,665,488

9.

REAGAN

25,726,908

10.

MARTIN

25,687,208

 

TABLE 5 (April 2021): Texas Top 10 Total Condensate Producing Counties Ranked by Preliminary Production

Rank

County

Condensate (bbls)

1.

REEVES

6,184,175

2.

LOVING

3,209,249

3.

CULBERSON

2,749,681

4.

DE WITT

1,306,327

5.

KARNES

904,904

6.

DIMMIT

891,616

7.

WEBB

819,696

8.

LIVE OAK

323,433

9.

MCMULLEN

173,419

10.

WARD

166,894


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