Kansas cracks top 10 nationally in oil production

You may not realize it, but Kansas is a Top-10 producer of oil nationally.

Statistics released last week by the U.S. Energy Information Administration put Kansas 10th in crude oil production with about 3.8 million barrels of crude oil produced in September and about 34 million barrels from January through September.

Production is up about 2 million barrels from last year with more than 300 new wells installed this year.

That totals is less than a tenth of Texas, the top oil-producing state with almost 82 million barrels in September, but only 13 states in America produce more than a million barrels of oil.

Kansas is now 12th nationally in natural gas production at 296 billion cubic feet last year. Texas is the top state at 7.5 trillion cubic feet.

Overall, Kansas is 23rd in energy production, 12th in total energy consumed per capita and 14th in expenditures per capita.

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