U.S. just quietly became world’s largest oil producer

U.S. just quietly became world’s largest oil producer

[Ed. – Don’t get too comfortable. This distinction shifts around more often than it used to.  But there were plenty of people who said it would never happen again.]

Of course, it’s a summer holiday week. So, this good news somehow slipped by most media critics of this president.

But the latest government figures just showed that in April the United States produced a new record amount of oil per day — a stunning 12.16 million barrels of oil every 24 hours.

That’s up another quarter-million barrels a day from March and the third straight monthly increase, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. …

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Texas remains the largest oil production state with nearly five million barrels per day, up 11,000 over March. April production offshore in the Gulf of Mexico jumped 77,000 barrels a day to 1.98 million.

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