USA Oil Production


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Crude oil is produced in 31 U.S. states and in U.S. coastal waters. In 2016, about 65% of U.S. crude oil production came from five states:

  • Texas—36%
  • North Dakota—12%
  • California—6%
  • Alaska—6%
  • Oklahoma—5%

In 2016, about 18% of U.S. crude oil was produced from wells located offshore in the federally administered waters of the Gulf of Mexico.