Daily natural gas and oil production in Texas decreased in September, but rose compared to the previous year, according to a report from the state Railroad Commission.
Texas drillers produced 702.42 Bcf of gas in September, or an average of 23.41 Bcf/d, based on preliminary production reports. The daily average was lower from the prior month's preliminary average of 24.66 Bcf/d, but was higher than 19.71 Bcf/d a year ago.
The oil and gas regulator reported oil production of 97.0 million barrels on a preliminary basis, or an average of 3.2 million barrels per day, in September. The daily average was lower than August's preliminary average of 3.5 million bbl/d, while it was higher than September 2018's average production of 2.8 million bbl/d.
For the month, Reeves County was the top gas producer with a preliminary production of 74.0 Bcf. Webb came in second with production of 59.33 Bcf.
For oil production in September, Midland County had the highest output at 12.4 million bbl, followed by Martin at 7.7 million bbl.