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In 2012, U.S. crude production averaged approximately 6,497 thousand barrels per day, reaching levels not seen since the mid-1990’s. Domestic crude production had not exceeded 6,000 thousand barrels per day since 1998.
Seven major areas accounted for 50% of crude production for the year, led by the Permian Basin, Bakken and Eagle Ford respectively as shown in the chart above.
Average daily production by basin for 2012 was as follows:
Region Production (bbl/d)
Eagle Ford 630,105
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