Oil Production

In 1997, 23,628 wells in 57 counties produced 2.9 million barrels of oil; total cumulative production is 753 million barrels. The peak production of 27.3 million barrels occurred in 1959 during a period when the Greensburg Pool of Green and Taylor Counties was being developed. Kentucky ranks 20th nationally in volume of oil produced

A map of cumulative oil production by county is available

Brandon C. Nuttall / E-mail to BNUTTALL@KGS.MM.UKY.EDU / last modified 21-Sep-1998