Texas Oil and Gas Production Statistics for May 2016


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AUSTIN — Production for May 2016 as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) is 73,131,246 barrels of crude oil and 600,746,804 mcf (thousand cubic feet) of total gas from oil and gas wells. These preliminary figures are based on production volumes reported by operators and will be updated as late and corrected production reports are received. Production reported to the Commission for the same time period last year, May 2015, was: 75,309,757 barrels of crude oil preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 91,639,468 barrels; and 639,101,169 mcf of total gas preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 748,018,555 mcf.
The Commission reports that in the last 12 months, total Texas reported production was 1.014 billion barrels of crude oil and 8.3 trillion cubic feet of total gas. Crude oil production reported by the Commission is limited to oil produced from oil leases and does not include condensate, which is reported separately by the Commission.
Texas preliminary May 2016 crude oil production averaged 2,359,072 barrels daily, compared to the 2,429,347 barrels daily average of May 2015.
Texas preliminary May 2016 total gas production averaged 19,378,929 mcf a day, compared to the 20,616,167 mcf daily average of May 2015.
Texas production in May 2016 came from 185,190 oil wells and 93,622 gas wells.
For additional oil and gas production statistics, visit the Commission’s website at http://www.rrc.texas.gov/oil-gas/research-and-statistics/production-data/texas-monthly-oil-gas-production/.
TABLE 1 – MAY 2016 TEXAS TOP TEN CRUDE OIL PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION
RANK
COUNTY
CRUDE OIL (BBLS)
    1.
KARNES
5,468,676
    2.
MIDLAND
5,143,841
    3.
DEWITT
4,704,228
    4.
LA SALLE
3,904,069
    5.
UPTON
3,577,289
    6.
MARTIN
3,468,266
    7.
MCMULLEN
2,882,904
    8.
ANDREWS
2,822,304
    9.
GONZALES
2,717,234
  10.
LOVING
2,325,106
TABLE 2 – MAY 2016 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL GAS (GAS WELL GAS & CASINGHEAD) PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION
RANK
COUNTY
TOTAL GAS (MCF)
    1.
WEBB
53,697,793
    2.
TARRANT
38,807,419
    3.
PANOLA
26,266,009
    4.
DIMMIT
23,257,347
    5.
DEWITT
21,351,633
    6.
KARNES
20,008,377
    7.
JOHNSON
19,368,266
    8.
LA SALLE
17,015,549
    9.
WISE
16,638,867
  10.
DENTON
14,456,315
TABLE 3 – MAY 2016 TEXAS TOP TEN TOTAL CONDENSATE PRODUCING COUNTIES RANKED BY PRELIMINARY PRODUCTION
RANK
COUNTY
CONDENSATE (BBLS)
    1.
DIMMIT
2,017,742
    2.
WEBB
1,259,324
    3.
KARNES
1,072,021
    4.
CULBERSON
883,223
    5.
DEWITT
823,011
    6.
REEVES
486,592
    7.
LIVE OAK
462,098
    8.
LA SALLE
259,994
    9.
LOVING
240,725
  10.
WHEELER
215,067

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Governor Abbott Receives Briefing From DSHS Commissioner Hellerstedt On Texas’ Zika Preparedness And Response Plan


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AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott met Wednesday with Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Commissioner John Hellerstedt to receive an update on Texas’ Zika Preparedness and Response Plan and discuss the next steps in combatting the virus. During the meeting, Governor Abbott was briefed on the Response Plan, DSHS’ coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response’s involvement in the State’s efforts.

 “The State of Texas is continuing to work with both local and federal partners to implement our Zika Response Plan,” said Governor Abbott. “I would like to thank Commissioner Hellerstedt for coordinating this joint effort to ensure that Texas is prepared for any and all cases of local transmission. Texas remains at the forefront in the nationwide effort to combat the Zika virus.”

 Governor Abbott and Commissioner Hellerstedt discussed the following topics during the meeting:

  • Delaying and preventing local transmission of Zika in Texas
  • Protecting pregnant women and their unborn children from birth defects linked to Zika
  • Details of Texas’ Zika Preparedness and Response Plan, including communication, education, enhanced testing capabilities and disease surveillance

 On July 1, 2016, the CDC visited DSHS headquarters to review Texas’ Zika Preparedness and Response Plan.


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SWEPCO NAMES LYNN FERRY-NELSON MANAGER, EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, LONGVIEW


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 SHREVEPORT, La.,  – Lynn Ferry-Nelson has been named Manager, External Affairs in Longview for AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO), and will be responsible for community relations activities in East Texas. She replaces Keith Honey, who retired May 31 after 35 years of service with SWEPCO.  Ferry-Nelson had been serving as senior manager, performance management and project support for Southern California Edison Company since 2009.
                Ferry-Nelson has more than 25 years of utility regulatory and commission experience, and has worked for the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, American Electric Power, Cleco Power LLC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, as well as Transmission and Distribution regulatory operations at Southern Cal Edison.
                A native of Huntington Beach, CA, Ferry-Nelson earned a bachelor of business administration degree in finance with honors from New Mexico State University. She has a Project Manager Certification from the University of California at Irvine.
Ferry-Nelson enjoys walking, exercising, gardening, being outdoors, spending time with family, and attending softball and soccer games.

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Two killed in I-20 wreck


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On July 27, 2016 at approximately 3:55 PM, troopers responded to a two vehicle fatal crash on I-20 in Smith County three miles east of the city of Lindale.

The Texas Department of Public Safety reports a preliminary crash investigation revealed that a 2013 Subaru Forrester was traveling East on IH-20 when the driver failed to recognized traffic ahead had slowed due to construction.  The driver of the Subaru ran into the back of the towed trailer of a 2016 Peterbuilt truck tractor.

The driver of the Subaru was identified as Isaac Clay, 35 years-old of Royse City.  Clay was pronounced dead at the scene by Judge James Cowart, his body was taken to Caudle Rutledge Funeral home in Lindale.  Also killed in the crash was 8 year-old Sebastian Clay, also of Royse City.  He was also pronounced by Judge Cowart, his body taken to the same funeral home.  Another passenger in the Subaru was a 9 year-old girl who was taken to ETMC-Tyler in stable condition.

The driver of the Peterbuilt truck was identified as Charles Lopez, 47 years-old of Compton, CA.


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GREGG COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS NEEDS YOUR HELP


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Gregg County Crime Stoppers could use your help.
Crime Stoppers will pay you up to $1000.00 for information that leads to the arrest of persons responsible for a felony crime. Cash rewards are also paid for the arrest of persons wanted on outstanding warrants. Your anonymous tip can save a life and help protect our community.
Use the link below to see who is on the most current Gregg County “Most Wanted” list.
http://www.greggcountycrimestoppers.org/…/gregg_county_cri…/


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