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Texas oil, gas production dip in July

Texas natural gas and oil production both declined in July, the state Railroad Commission reported Sept. 25.

Texas wells produced 613 Bcf of gas in July, or 19.8 Bcf/d, on a preliminary basis. That trailed June's preliminary average of 20.5 Bcf/d. July 2017's preliminary reading was 17.3 Bcf/d.

The commission reported preliminary oil production of 90.0 million barrels for July, or 2.90 million barrels per day, down from 2.96 MMbbl/d in June. July 2017 saw 2.43 MMbbl/d on a preliminary basis.

Webb County was Texas' largest gas producer in July, with a preliminary reading of 55.7 Bcf. Reeves County produced the second-largest amount, reporting 37.4 Bcf.

Midland County topped Texas' list of oil producers in July, with a preliminary total of 9.7 MMbbl. Karnes County produced the second-largest amount, with 6.9 MMbbl.