The US oil industry continued to roar to life under President Trump and the GOP-controlled Congress in July; smashing records and beating estimates as the nation inches towards becoming the world’s largest producer of the fossil fuel.
According to the Daily Caller, the US oil industry produced over 18 million barrels of oil per day in July, beating previous records as the nation’s demand for the natural resource spiked during the busy summer months.
“Refineries along the Gulf Coast processed a record-breaking 9.5 million barrels per day during that period, and Midwestern plants processed a near-record amount of crude oil,” writes the DC.
“Refiners nearly broke the 18-million-barrel record in August 2017, but Hurricane Harvey forced some facilities to shut down as it hammered the Gulf Coast. Harvey shut-in around 3.2 million barrels a day in refining capacity, causing gas prices to rise,” adds the author.
Read the full report at the Daily Caller.