Daily natural gas and oil production in Texas increased in March, according to the state Railroad Commission.
State drillers produced 608.01 Bcf of gas in March, or 19.61 Bcf/d, according to preliminary production reports. Though it was an improvement over February's preliminary average of 18.85 Bcf/d, it fell behind March 2016's preliminary report of 20.59 Bcf/d, which was later adjusted to 22.93 Bcf/d.
The Railroad Commission reported preliminary oil production of 77.26 million barrels for March, or 2.49 million barrels per day, falling behind the prior month and the year-ago period, both of which were at 2.51 MMbbl/d. March 2016's preliminary figure was later adjusted to 2.81 MMbbl/d.
Webb County was Texas' largest gas producer in March, with preliminary production of 60.25 Bcf. It was followed by Tarrant County, which reported preliminary production of 37.69 Bcf.
Karnes County was the state's largest oil producer in March, with a preliminary total of about 7.0 MMbbl. Midland County came in second, with 6.09 MMbbl.