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White County Still Reigns Supreme for Oil Production in Illinois

Despite producing more than 98,000 fewer barrels of oil in 2023 than 2022, White County oil producers still pumped more crude than the next three counties combined.  That’s according to details released through the Illinois Petroleum Resources Board Annual Report.  White County came in with more than 1.9 million barrels produced in 2023, down almost 100,000 from 2,038,796 barrels in 2022.  Marion, Crawford, and Wabash Counties combined produced just over 1.75 million barrels.  Wabash County led the way in gains producing 44,000 more barrels year over year with Hamilton right behind with an increase of more than 43,000 barrels.

Find the full report and details courtesy of the IPRB at 2023-IPRB-Illinois-Crude-Oil-Production-Report.pdf

  1. Emm
    February 16, 2024 at 2:40 pm

    It’s a shame with all that oil ($$$$$$$$ …), our infrastructure doesn’t improve. It seems logical that it should.

    Can anyone explain how this works? :-/

  2. Jo
    February 18, 2024 at 6:03 am

    Would could also say since we live in such a rich agriculture area we should have better infrastructure. Noone ever talks that way just the oil money. I do believe the oil companies recieve zero government subsidies.


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