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Texas oil production ticked up in October as gas output slowed

Texas natural gas production declined while oil output grew in October, the state Railroad Commission reported Dec. 20.

The state's drillers produced 601 Bcf of gas in October, or 19.4 Bcf/d, according to preliminary production reports. That compared to September's preliminary average of 19.7 Bcf/d. October 2017's preliminary reading was 17.4 Bcf/d.

The Railroad Commission reported October preliminary oil production of 75.6 million barrels, or 2.89 million barrels per day, up from 2.84 MMbbl/d in September. October 2017 brought a daily average of 2.44 MMbbl/d on a preliminary basis.

Reeves County was the state's largest gas producer in October, with a preliminary total of 37.2 Bcf. Webb County was in second place, reporting 35.9 Bcf.

Midland County produced the most oil in the state in October, with a preliminary total of 11.5 MMbbl. Karnes County came in second, with 7.3 MMbbl.