Market analysts have a keen interest in understanding how crude oil production has been affected by recent changes in crude oil prices and drilling activity. EIA develops state-level production estimates based in part on state-level data. However, data from state agencies are often incomplete when first published because of late reporting and processing delays. Because EIA’s methodology for state-level production estimates aims to anticipate and account for expected revisions to data collected by the states, production data published by EIA and state agencies can differ.
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