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Texas Oil and Gas Production Statistics for August 2021

October 22, 2021

AUSTIN – Crude oil and natural gas production as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas for August 2021 came from 163,332 oil wells and 86,329 gas wells.

The RRC reports that from September 2020 to August 2021, total Texas reported production was 1.4 billion barrels of crude oil and 10.2 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 (August 2021): Statewide Production*

Product

Preliminary Reported Total Volume

Average Daily Production

Crude Oil

111,620,063 bbls (barrels)

3,600,647 bbls

Natural Gas

822,692,289 mcf (thousand cubic feet)

26,538,461 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 (August 2020): Statewide Production

Product

Updated Reported Total Volume

Updated Average Daily Production

Preliminary Reported Total Volume

Preliminary Average Daily Production

Crude Oil

122,013,767 bbls

3,935,928 bbls

107,944,763 bbls

3,482,089 bbls

Natural Gas

883,110,237 mcf

28,487,427 mcf

802,661,604 mcf

25,892,310 mcf

 

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

Rank

County

Crude Oil (bbls)

1.

Midland

15,905,276

2.

Martin

13,136,338

3.

Howard

9,006,907

4.

Karnes

7,067,780

5.

Upton

6,498,290

6.

Reeves

5,388,319

7.

Loving

4,122,236

8.

Andrews

3,821,961

9.

Reagan

3,684,872

10.

Gonzales

3,388,871

 

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

Rank

County

Total Gas (mcf)

1.

Reeves

84,972,677

2.

Midland

57,916,876

3.

Panola

56,456,824

4.

Webb

51,985,805

5.

Culberson

33,249,300

6.

Loving

31,955,001

7.

Martin

29,100,994

8.

Reagan

27,216,067

9.

Tarrant

26,200,764

10.

Upton

26,190,219

 

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

Rank

County

Condensate (bbls)

1.

Reeves

6,017,683

2.

Loving

3,201,204

3.

Culberson

2,591,723

4.

DeWitt

1,216,553

5.

Karnes

1,148,341

6.

Dimmit

782,546

7.

Webb

749,218

8.

Live Oak

231,679

9.

Ward

210,724

10.

La Salle

150,708


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Our mission is to serve Texas by our stewardship of natural resources and the environment, our concern for personal and community safety, and our support of enhanced development and economic vitality for the benefit of Texans. The Commission has a long and proud history of service to both Texas and to the nation, including almost 100 years regulating the oil and gas industry. The Commission also has jurisdiction over alternative fuels safety, natural gas utilities, surface mining and intrastate pipelines. Established in 1891, the Railroad Commission of Texas is the oldest regulatory agency in the state. To learn more, please visit http://www.rrc.texas.gov/about-us/.