Top 5 oil producing states in the U.S.
The Bakken shale oil play has changed the oil and gas production landscape in North America. North Dakota now ranks No. 2 among U.S. oil-producing states. How do the other oil producing states stack up?
5.) Oklahoma – The Sooner State production is increasing and is now at more than 262,000 barrels per day.
4.) California – the Golden State has been in decline but still pumps out 526,000 barrels per day.
3.) Alaska – The Frontier State has also been in decline but is cranking out 556,000 barrels a day.
2.) North Dakota – The Roughrider State has benefited from the Bakken shale play and now delivers 769,000 barrels a day.
1.) Texas – The Lone Star State is still by far the top oil producing state with more than 2.1 million barrels per day.
Source: Energy Information Administration