Three Eagle Ford counties are Texas’ biggest oil producers

Three Eagle Ford Shale counties – Karnes, La Salle and Gonzales – were the top crude oil producers in Texas in July.

Texas Railroad Commission preliminary data shows Karnes County wells produced more than 4.53 million barrels of oil in July – the most in the state.

The top 10 oil producing counties in Texas are in the Eagle Ford and the Permian Basin in West Texas.

Here’s the list of thet state’s top crude oil producers in July:

Karnes County (Eagle Ford): 4,530,197 million barrels

La Salle County (Eagle Ford): 3,226,082 million barrels

Gonzales County (Eagle Ford): 2,560,834 million barrels

Andrews County (Permian Basin): 2,538,978 million barrels

Dimmit County (Eagle Ford): 2,081,143 million barrels

Ector County (Permian Basin): 2,078,478 million barrels

Gaines County (Permian Basin): 1,994,044 million barrels

McMullen County (Eagle Ford): 1,875,298 million barrels

Yoakum County (Permian Basin): 1,831,985 million barrels

Upton County (Permian Basin): 1,819,138 million barrels

Texas produced an average of 1.69 million barrels of crude oil daily in July, up from 1.3 million barrels daily in July 2012, according to preliminary data.

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