RRC Open Meeting Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

The next RRC Open Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday June, 22 at 10:30 a.m. (please note the different start time). The virtual meeting can be viewed live at this link: http://www.adminmonitor.com/tx/rrc/open_meeting/20210622/

Texas Oil and Gas Production Statistics for March 2021

May 25, 2021

AUSTIN – Crude oil and natural gas production as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas for March 2021 came from 167,206 oil wells and 81,194 gas wells.

The RRC reports that from April 2020 to March 2021, total Texas reported production was 1.4 billion barrels of crude oil and 9.9 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 (March 2021): Statewide Production*

PRODUCT

PRELIMINARY REPORTED TOTAL VOLUME

AVERAGE DAILY PRODUCTION

Crude Oil

114,487,044 BBLS (barrels)

3,693,130 BBLS

Natural Gas

775,871,319 mcf (thousand cubic feet)

25,028,107 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 (March 2020): Statewide Production

PRODUCT

UPDATED REPORTED TOTAL VOLUME

UPDATED AVERAGE DAILY PRODUCTION

PRELIMINARY REPORTED TOTAL VOLUME

PRELIMINARY AVERAGE DAILY PRODUCTION

Crude Oil

141,943,105 BBLS

4,578,810 BBLS

107,220,998 BBLS

3,458,742 BBLS

Natural Gas

938,794,574 mcf

30,283,696 mcf

717,299,990 mcf

23,138,709 mcf


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

RANK

COUNTY

CRUDE OIL (BBLS)

1.

MIDLAND

17,106,199

2.

MARTIN

11,538,132

3.

HOWARD

8,416,030

4.

KARNES

6,857,762

5.

UPTON

6,448,734

6.

REEVES

6,212,973

7.

LOVING

5,001,936

8.

REAGAN

3,638,969

9.

WARD

3,555,878

10.

LA SALLE

3,544,550


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

RANK

COUNTY

TOTAL GAS (MCF)

1.

REEVES

77,752,881

2.

WEBB

52,975,459

3.

MIDLAND

49,123,080

4.

PANOLA

37,637,460

5.

CULBERSON

32,018,716

6.

LOVING

31,068,888

7.

TARRANT

27,076,902

8.

REAGAN

25,525,254

9.

MARTIN

23,922,412

10.

UPTON

22,921,190


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

RANK

COUNTY

CONDENSATE (BBLS)

1.

REEVES

6,015,252

2.

LOVING

3,221,731

3.

CULBERSON

2,489,461

4.

DE WITT

1,362,610

5.

DIMMIT

910,963

6.

WEBB

784,961

7.

KARNES

784,720

8.

LIVE OAK

310,629

9.

WARD

259,815

10.

MCMULLEN

196,645


About the Railroad Commission:
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/.