We turned to the Energy Information Administration, the federal government’s official office for energy statistics. Since Obama said "oil production," we will only look at oil removed from U.S. territory, rather than natural gas or other petroleum products.
Here are the annual totals, in barrels produced, going back to 2003:
So, 2010 is definitely the highest since 2003. But we’ll note a couple of caveats.
Natural Gas Production and U.S. Oil Imports
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