US crude averaged 7.5 million bpd in 2013
EIA expects 2014 production figure to hit 8.5 million bpd, with 9.3 million projected for 2015; record was 9.6 million in 1970
The U.S. Energy Information Administration says U.S. crude oil production averaged 7.5 million barrels per day last year, is expected to average 8.5 million bpd this year and to increase to 9.3 million bpd in 2015, the highest annual average since U.S. production peaked at 9.6 million bpd in 1970.
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