Oil From Federal Lands Tops 1B Barrels as Trump Eases Rules

Oil production from U.S.- managed lands and waters topped a record 1 billion barrels last year, as technological advances helped drive development in new areas and the Trump administration eases rules on the industry..

  • Published 11 February 2020

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Oil production from U.S.- managed lands and waters topped a record 1 billion barrels last year, federal officials said, as technological advances helped drive development in new areas and the Trump administration eases rules on the industry. The production figure was up 122 million barrels, or more than 13 percent, from 2018. It includes oil from onshore and offshore parcels and American Indian-owned lands managed by the U.S. Interior Department during fiscal… Read at AP News