U.S. OIL PRODUCTION UP 1.14 MBD
EIA - US oil production averaged 9.964 million b/d in January, up nearly 1.14 million b/d compared with January 2017, but about 102,000 b/d below November's record domestic output.
US oil output averaged 10.066 million b/d in November, breaking the previous average monthly production record of 10.044 million b/d set in November 1970.
US crude output in January was up about 6,000 b/d compared with December.
Fueled by the Permian Basin, Texas oil production led the way with nearly 3.89 million b/d in January, down 56,000 b/d from December, but up 687,000 b/d compared with January 2017.
Output in Gulf of Mexico federal waters averaged 1.624 million b/d in January, which was up 79,000 b/d from December, but down 108,000 b/d from January 2017.
North Dakota oil production averaged 1.156 million b/d in January, up 2,000 b/d from December and up 181,000 b/d from January 2017.
Output in New Mexico, which is now the third-highest oil producing state due to Permian growth, averaged 540,000 b/d in January, down 17,000 b/d from December, but up 124,000 b/d from January 2017.
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U.S. FRB - Industrial production rose 0.4 percent in August for its third consecutive monthly increase. Manufacturing output moved up 0.2 percent on the strength of a 4.0 percent rise for motor vehicles and parts; motor vehicle assemblies jumped to an annual rate of 11.5 million units, the strongest reading since April. Excluding the gain in motor vehicles and parts, factory output was unchanged.
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