Midland leads all counties in Texas with 17.6 million barrels of oil in March

The amount of oil and gas jumped across the state during the month of March, according to preliminary statistics from the Railroad Commission.

Midland and the Permian Basin again led the way in oil production. The RRC reported more than 17.6 million barrels produced in Midland County, which was No. 1 in the state and about 3 million more than the amount produced in February.

Nine of the top 10 oil-producing counties were in the Permian, and the total amount of oil produced in these counties alone was 65.498 million barrels. That total in March was more than 6 million higher than the previous month.


The RRC also reported that statewide production reached 110.9 million barrels. Of this total, 15.89% came from Midland County, 28.02% came from Midland and Martin counties combined, and 59.06% came from the nine Permian Basin counties in the top 10, including Upton, Howard, Loving , Reeves, Andrews, Reagan and Glasscock..

In terms of natural gas produced, six of the top 10 counties were again in the Permian, led by Reeves and Midland. Reeves led all counties with 80.195628 billion cubic feet

As of March 2021, preliminary crude oil production was 114.487 million barrels. The updated total was 125.288 million. During the same month, preliminary gas production was 474.377 billion cubic feet. The updated total was 887.14 billion cubic feet.

March 2022 Texas top 10 crude oil producing counties ranked by preliminary production

County barrels

  1. Midland 17,632,320
  2. Martin 13,444,625
  3. Karnes 7,932,926
  4. Up to 7,415,878
  5. Howard 7,134,973
  6. Love 4,797,117
  7. Prefect 4,745,687
  8. Andrew 3,913,891
  9. Reagan 3,343,959
  10. Glasscock 3,069,870

March 2022 Texas Top 10 Gas Producing Counties (Gas Well and Casing Head) Ranked by Preliminary Production

Total County Gas (mcf)

  1. Prefect 80 195 628
  2. Webb 65 155 299
  3. Midland 57,321,289
  4. Panola 56 582 522
  5. Culberson 35,597,749
  6. Love 33,049,206
  7. Martin 31,453,125
  8. Up to 28,004,478
  9. Harrison 25,815,620
  10. Tarrant 24,866,285

March 2022 Texas top 10 condensate producing counties ranked by preliminary production

County Condensate (bbls)

  1. Prefect 5,917,960
  2. Love 3,206,883
  3. Culberson 2,779,862
  4. DeWitt 970 707
  5. Karnes 857,621
  6. Dmit 855 775
  7. Webb 849 422
  8. Live oak 422 674
  9. The Room 304 572
  10. Neighborhood 206 327

Source: Texas Railroad Commission