18 February 2016, Sweetcrude, Houston — The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s ( www.eia.gov ) new “Today in Energy” brief digs deep into how U.S. oil production in the federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico is expected to hit a record high next year.
“U.S. Gulf of Mexico, GOM, crude oil production is estimated to increase to record high levels in 2017, even as oil prices remain low. EIA projects GOM production will average 1.63 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2016 and 1.79 million b/d in 2017, reaching 1.91 million b/d in December 2017. GOM production is expected to account for 18% and 21% of total forecast U.S. crude oil production in 2016 and 2017, respectively.”