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Texas Oil and Gas Production Statistics for December 2021

March 11, 2022

AUSTIN – Crude oil and natural gas production as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas for December 2021 came from 165,136 oil wells and 86,612 gas wells.

The RRC reports that from January 2021 to December 2021, total Texas reported production was 1.4 billion barrels of crude oil and 10.3 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 (December 2021): Statewide Production*

Product

Preliminary Reported Total Volume

Average Daily Production

Crude Oil

107,277,204 bbls (barrels)

3,460,555 bbls

Natural Gas

747,220,020 mcf (thousand cubic feet)

24,103,872 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 (December 2020): Statewide Production

Product

Updated Reported Total Volume

Updated Average Daily Production

Preliminary Reported Total Volume

Preliminary Average Daily Production

Crude Oil

121,479,433 bbls

3,918,691 bbls

109,004,525 bbls

3,516,275 bbls

Natural Gas

873,174,192 mcf

28,166,909 mcf

725,311,065 mcf

23,397,131 mcf

 

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

Rank

County

Crude Oil (bbls)

1.

Midland

17,103,852

2.

Martin

13,514,164

3.

Howard

7,736,710

4.

Karnes

7,527,355

5.

Upton

6,409,692

6.

Reeves

5,485,312

7.

Loving

4,480,803

8.

Andrews

3,662,774

9.

Glasscock

3,288,842

10.

Reagan

2,868,285

 

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

Rank

County

Total Gas (mcf)

1.

Reeves

76,848,675

2.

Midland

56,427,733

3.

Webb

54,249,008

4.

Panola

46,413,814

5.

Loving

33,133,848

6.

Martin

32,253,174

7.

Culberson

31,548,456

8.

Upton

26,231,094

9.

Harrison

24,875,203

10.

Tarrant

23,796,399

 

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

Rank

County

Condensate (bbls)

1.

Reeves

5,458,957

2.

Loving

3,459,102

3.

Culberson

2,400,534

4.

DeWitt

1,068,456

5.

Webb

782,397

6.

Karnes

670,078

7.

Live Oak

216,146

8.

Ward

213,522

9.

Washington

164,561

10.

McMullen

136,398


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