October 29 (Reuters) – US oil production fell by 185,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 11.14 million bpd in August, down from a revised 11.33 million bpd in July, the administration said. In the monthly report of Energy Information (EIA).
The output figure was due to a 312,000 bpd drop in offshore pumping in the month, after being affected by the passage of Hurricane Ida in late August, which caused widespread damage to the US coast of the Gulf of Mexico, the report said.
The three largest producing states – Texas, New Mexico and North Dakota – showed modest increases in production.
According to the report, demand for petrol stood at 9.1 million bpd in the month, while demand for diesel and other distillate fuels reached 3.9 million bpd.
Meanwhile, monthly gross natural gas production rose 1.3 billion cubic feet per day (mcfd) in August to a 17-month high of 106,000 mcfd, the EIA said in its report.
This is the first time since January that gas production has increased for three consecutive months.
Gross gas production reached 107,400 mcfd in November 2019. (Reporting by David Gaffen, edited in Spanish by Carlos Serrano)
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