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U.S. oil output soars to record 12.4 mln bpd in August

U.S. crude production soared nearly 600,000 barrels per day in August to record of 12.4 million, buoyed by a 30% increase in Gulf of Mexico output, according to government data released on Thursday.The U.S. has become the world’s largest oil producer with output surging to records above 12 million bpd this year as technological advances have increased production from shale formations across Texas, North Dakota and New Mexico. All three states saw output rise in August.

U.S. oil output soars to record 12.4 mln bpd in August