Eagle Ford Counties still rank highest in Texas production, according to the Texas Railroad Commission.
Looking to the future, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) predicted that volumes from the seven major shale regions in the U.S. will drop by 116,000 barrels a day in February with the Eagle Ford having the biggest losses. That’s more oil than OPEC’s Ecuador or Libya produced last year on average.
Today, the Texas Railroad Commission (RRC) released production rates for December 2015 showing that, while production is indeed down, the Eagle Ford counties producing more in all three categories.
Eagle Ford's Karnes County is still in the number one spot for the greatest production of crude in the state, pumping out 6,052,467 (BBLS) in November with LaSalle falling second with 4,517,919 barrels. For natural gas, Webb County is on top with the RRC reporting they produced 54,004,171 MCF in November. And for condensates, the top four counties were all from the Eagle Ford:
In December the RRC issued a total of 727 original drilling permits compared to 1,506 in December 2014. The breakdown of well types for those permits issued December 2015 included 159 oil, 42 gas, 440 oil or gas, 54 injection, two service and 30 other permits. 87 of those permits were issued to producers in the Eagle Ford region of the state.