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Texas oil, gas production grows in May

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.