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Texas oil production was 1.76 million b/d in the first 6 months of 2013.

Including natural gas liquids, Texas production is now above 2 million b/d of petroleum liquids.

Eagle Ford shale accounts for 600,000 b/d of oil, up from nothing 5 years ago.

Texas issued 13,400 drilling permits in the first 6 months of 2013.

Permitting time is 5 days per well.

Texas gas production fell to 20 bcfd in the first half (5 bcfd of that from the Barnett shale) from the record 22.6 bcfd in 2011.

The average rig count as of Aug. 16 was 837, representing about 49 percent of all active land rigs in the United States.

In the last 12 months, total Texas reported production was 583 million barrels of oil and 7.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.

Texas leads the United States in the production of crude oil and natural gas, and its marketed production of natural gas represents one-third of total U. S. supply.

Source: Texas Railroad Commission