The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that in 2020, about 2.70 billion barrels (or about 7.37 million barrels per day) of crude oil were produced directly from tight oil resources in the United States. This was equal to about 65% of total U.S. crude oil production in 2020. Tight oil is oil embedded in low-permeable shale, sandstone, and carbonate rock formations.
Tight oil production estimates by play
Crude Oil Production (historical data)
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Annual Energy Outlook, Table 14. Oil and Gas Supply for Reference case and for Side cases
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Last updated: September 20, 2021