United States: U.S. production ///

Preliminary data indicates that US crude production was flat in 2003, registering a slight one-half percent gain. Judging from some still-raw fourth quarter data, it is possible that, after revisions, the 2002–2003 change could be even up to 1% – perhaps greater. What's noteworthy about this is that US production is normally on a steeper downward trend, but recent years have been barely negative. This flattening is good news, considering how US crude and condensate production has fallen in previous years.

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