Oil and gas production in Texas grew in May, the state Railroad Commission reported July 25.
Wells in the state produced 597.82 Bcf of gas in May, or 19.3 Bcf/d, according to preliminary production reports, compared to April's preliminary average of 18.3 Bcf/d. May 2017's initial production report was 18.1 Bcf/d.
The commission reported May preliminary oil production of 87.7 million barrels, or 2.83 million barrels per day, up from 2.77 MMbbl/d in April. May 2017 brought a daily average of 2.46 MMbbl/d on a preliminary basis.
Webb County was Texas' largest gas producer in May, with preliminary production of 39.6 Bcf. Tarrant County produced the second-largest amount, reporting 37.1 Bcf.
Midland County led Texas in May oil production with a preliminary total of 10.3 MMbbl. Karnes County came in second, with 6.4 MMbbl.