May 252016
 

Petroleum, Natural Gas Producer

The United States produced more petroleum liquids and natural gas than any other nation in 2015, federal energy data show. Even as low oil prices forced companies to delay drilling and postpone projects, U.S. producers still churned up more total hydrocarbons than Russia or Saudi Arabia last year.

U.S. petroleum supply increased by 1 million barrels a day to 15 million barrels a day in 2015, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported Monday. U.S. natural gas production rose by 3.7 billion cubic feet per day last year to 74.2 billion cubic units, with most of the surge coming from the Eastern states.

Contributed By Sonia Narula

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