US Field Oil Production Highest Since 1998


Oil production in the United States, including drilling on federal, state and private land is at it's highest point since 1998 according to EIA.

The chart shows, as of July 2012 oil production for that month reached 1,942,900 barrels of oil in one month.  A number not reached since May of 1998.

Also Politifact takes to task Romney talking about oil production on federal land.

• From 2004-08, well into Bush’s tenure, oil production on federal lands and waters fell in four of five years, for a net decrease of 16.8 percent.
 
• From 2009-11, the Obama years, oil production rose two of three years, for a net increase of 10.6 percent.

The claim Romney made was a cherry picked number from the Gulf Oil disaster.
 

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