Oil Production by State

Crude oil is the name given to the liquid phase of petroleum, as opposed to its other gaseous and near-solid phases. Many products are derived from crude oil, including gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, heating oil, and detergents, among many others, making it a crucial product in our contemporary world. 

The U.S. is not only the largest producer of oil in the world, but also its largest consumer. Its production alone cannot make up for how much petroleum Amercians consume, requiring the U.S. to import around 35% of its crude oil. 

Since the Covid pandemic however, the U.S. oil industry has faced great challenges with the demand for oil drastically decreasing, thus forcing many oil companies out of business and workers in that industry out of a job. Since then, the industry has not been able to fully recover and go back to its pre-Covid levels of production, all the while the demand for oil has come back to what it was before Covid hit. This, in turn, has created a gap so wide between supply and demand that oil prices have greatly risen in the past year. 

Crude oil production is, however, not evenly distributed across the U.S., some states being much heavier producers than others, with Texas being the largest producer by far. 

To see how states compare to one another in terms of their oil production, survey the data in the charts.

Crude Oil Production by State

Alabama - Crude Oil Production

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425

#25 in the US

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#12 in the US

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$64.58

#10 in the US

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34

#16 in the US

Alaska - Crude Oil Production

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159,623

#4 in the US

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1,369

#1 in the US

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$62.2

#15 in the US

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2,423

#4 in the US

Arizona - Crude Oil Production

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6

#31 in the US

Arkansas - Crude Oil Production

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4,179

#18 in the US

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0

#13 in the US

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$62

#16 in the US

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29

#17 in the US

California - Crude Oil Production

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130,593

#7 in the US

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1

#10 in the US

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$68.33

#1 in the US

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1,496

#5 in the US

Colorado - Crude Oil Production

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144,621

#5 in the US

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127

#3 in the US

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$65.94

#7 in the US

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1,061

#7 in the US

Florida - Crude Oil Production

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1,492

#22 in the US

Idaho - Crude Oil Production

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25

#30 in the US

Illinois - Crude Oil Production

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7,054

#15 in the US

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$64.66

#11 in the US

Indiana - Crude Oil Production

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1,523

#21 in the US

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$65.15

#8 in the US

Kansas - Crude Oil Production

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27,518

#11 in the US

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0

#14 in the US

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$64.01

#12 in the US

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277

#11 in the US

Kentucky - Crude Oil Production

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2,464

#19 in the US

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0

#15 in the US

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$61.94

#19 in the US

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4

#21 in the US

Louisiana - Crude Oil Production

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32,843

#10 in the US

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1

#11 in the US

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$66.49

#3 in the US

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317

#10 in the US

Michigan - Crude Oil Production

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4,454

#17 in the US

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0

#16 in the US

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$67.37

#2 in the US

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39

#15 in the US

Mississippi - Crude Oil Production

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1,343

#23 in the US

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0

#17 in the US

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$65.1

#9 in the US

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90

#13 in the US

Missouri - Crude Oil Production

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50

#29 in the US

Montana - Crude Oil Production

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18,731

#13 in the US

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0

#18 in the US

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$62.38

#17 in the US

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256

#12 in the US

Nebraska - Crude Oil Production

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1,593

#20 in the US

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0

#19 in the US

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$61.89

#20 in the US

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12

#18 in the US

Nevada - Crude Oil Production

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210

#26 in the US

New Mexico - Crude Oil Production

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459,792

#2 in the US

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31

#6 in the US

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$66.92

#4 in the US

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3,365

#3 in the US

New York - Crude Oil Production

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178

#28 in the US

North Dakota - Crude Oil Production

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393,763

#3 in the US

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2

#8 in the US

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$63.12

#14 in the US

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3,669

#2 in the US

Ohio - Crude Oil Production

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18,147

#14 in the US

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5

#7 in the US

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$61.39

#21 in the US

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74

#14 in the US

Oklahoma - Crude Oil Production

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143,052

#6 in the US

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72

#4 in the US

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$66.02

#5 in the US

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1,483

#6 in the US

Pennsylvania - Crude Oil Production

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6,357

#16 in the US

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#20 in the US

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$60.17

#22 in the US

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11

#19 in the US

South Dakota - Crude Oil Production

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1,028

#24 in the US

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$62.88

#18 in the US

Tennessee - Crude Oil Production

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206

#27 in the US

Texas - Crude Oil Production

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1,741,444

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375

#2 in the US

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$66.86

#6 in the US

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15,612

#1 in the US

Utah - Crude Oil Production

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36,317

#9 in the US

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2

#9 in the US

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$60.6

#23 in the US

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378

#9 in the US

Virginia - Crude Oil Production

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3

#32 in the US

West Virginia - Crude Oil Production

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18,918

#12 in the US

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0

#21 in the US

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$59.03

#24 in the US

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8

#20 in the US

Wyoming - Crude Oil Production

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84,753

#8 in the US

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34

#5 in the US

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$64.18

#13 in the US

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703

#8 in the US