U.S. crude production continued to slide in September as most major producing states reported declines.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, total U.S. crude production fell 1.4 percent month-over-month to 8.58 million barrels per day (bpd) in September.

That level marked an 8.9 percent year-over-year decline.

Texas crude production ticked up 0.2 percent from August to September to 3.16 million bpd. But production fell from 3.41 million bpd a year ago.

Oklahoma’s crude production fell 3 percent month-over-month to 415,000 bpd in September but was up 0.1 percent year-over-year.

North Dakota produced 962,000 bpd of crude in September, down from 1.15 million bpd during the same period last year.

New Mexico saw crude production tick up by 2.1 percent to 403,000 bpd, marking a 2.2 percent year-over-year decline.

California’s crude production slipped 0.3 percent in September to 511,000 bpd compared to 546,000 bpd during the same period last year.

Production in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico declined just over 9 percent year-over-year to 1.5 million bpd in September.

Alaska’s crude production fell 1.5 percent month-over-month to 452,000 bpd in September, a 4.3 perncet year-over-year decline.


Image courtesy of the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Image courtesy of the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Total U.S. natural gas production fell 3 percent year-over-year to 88.13 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in September.

Natural gas production in Texas declined just over 10 percent year-over-year to 21.8 Bcf/d, marking a 1.2 percent decline from August levels.

Pennsylvania saw natural gas production dip 2.4 percent month-over-month to 13.96 Bcf/d in September, up from 13.27 Bcf/d in the same period last year.

Alaska produced 8.3 Bcf/dof natural gas in August, a 2.9 percent jump from August levels but down 4.6 percent year-over-year.

Oklahoma’s natural gas production ticked down by 0.7 percent in September to 6.83 Bcf/d compared to 6.81 Bcf/d in September of 2015.

Ohio booked the largest year-over-year natural gas production increase of all the major producing states.

Natural gas production in Ohio surged 47 percent year-over-year to 4.38 Bcf/d in September, up from 4.27 Bcf/d in August.

Natural gas production in Louisiana rose 4.9 percent year-over-year to 4.85 Bcf/d in September but was down from 5.15 Bcf/d in August.

The EIA said in its most recent short-term energy outlook that U.S. crude production is forecast to average 8.8 million bpd in 2016, down from an average of 9.4 million bpd in 2015.

The EIA currently expects production to average 8.7 million in 2017, a 100,000 gain from the agency’s previous forecast.

The agency expects natural gas marketed production is forecast to average 77.3 billion Bcf/d in 2016, a 1.4 Bcf/d decline from the 2015 level.

That drop would mark the first annual decline since 2005.


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