U.S. crude oil production unchanged last week: EIA


By Gao Lu

HOUSTON, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- U.S. crude oil production was unchanged during the week ending Jan. 15, U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Friday.

According to the EIA, U.S. crude oil production averaged 11.0 million barrels per day (b/d) last week, same as the previous week and down by 2 million b/d this time last year.

The United States has become a major oil producer in the past years with the help of its shale oil production growth. Meanwhile, China continues to be one of the world's biggest oil consumers.

According to the latest release from the Chinese National Bureau of Statistics, China's crude oil output down 1.9 percent year on year to 16.06 million tonnes in December 2020.

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