Eagle Ford Shale counties rank first for oil, natural gas, and condensate production in April.
The Texas Railroad Commission (RRC) released April production numbers last week, highlighting that total oil production increased over the last year's preliminary figures while natural gas decreased.
- APRIL 2016: 74,597,958 barrels of crude oil | 616,993,278 mcf of total gas
- APRIL 2017: 78,389,597 barrels of crude oil | 605,379,703 mcf of total gas
The RRC reported Karnes County produced an average of 7,025,935 (BBLS) of crude for the month of April, up from 5,603,618 bbls in January. Webb and Dimmit topped the list for natural gas and condensate.
The chart below shows how all Eagle Ford Counties ranked in April.
The Energy Information Administration (EIA) predicts that crude oil production for July will increase 43 thousand barrel a day in the Eagle Ford Shale over June, going from 1,325 Mbbl/d to 1,368 Mbbl/d. The agency is forecasting increases in both U.S. oil and natural gas production through 2018.
- Crude Oil production 9.3 million b/d in 2017 and 10.0 million b/d in 2018
- Natural gas production will average 73.3 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in 2017 and 3.3 Bcf/d for 2018