California witnessed an increase of 1.88% in total oil and gas production to 487,088.27 boe/d in August 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s USL48 database.

The oil and gas production declined 2.65% in August 2021 from 500,347.28 boe/d in August 2020. On a YTD basis, the total oil and gas production in 2021 increased by 0.12% from the same period in 2020.

In August 2021, oil production declined 0.21% to 359,556.25 bd as against the previous month, while gas production up by 8.27% to 739.69 mmcf/d.

On a YTD basis, oil production decreased by 3.55% in 2021 when compared with the same period in 2020, while gas production rose by 11.38%. Out of the total oil and gas production in August 2021, oil held a 73.82% share, while gas had a 26.18% share.

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In California, California Resources emerged as the largest oil and gas producer, recording a total oil and gas production at 110,513.23 boe/d in August 2021, an increase of 42.8% from the previous month. The company held an 18.04% share in oil production and 35.8% share in gas production in August 2021.

On a YTD basis, the company registered a 16.18% decrease in total oil and gas production from the same period in 2020.

Compared with other counties in California, Kern county recorded the highest oil and gas production, holding a 62.67% share in August 2021. The county witnessed a 12.28% increase in production to 305,246.46 boe/d in August 2021 when compared with the previous month.

On a YTD basis, Kern registered a decline of 6.89% in total production from the same period in 2020.


All publicly announced wells data are included in this analysis, which is drawn from GlobalData’s USL48 database that provides insights into oil and gas permits and wells as disclosed by state ministry sites.

GlobalData collects the latest production data and analyses the trends when it is made available for public disclosure by state ministries. Differences, if any, between the period of activity and the article date may be attributed to delays in the issuance of data.