US oil output sees biggest jump since Eisenhower administration

Crude and condensate. The long decline in US oil output over the last three decades saw a dramatic change in direction in 2009, as crude and condensate production shot up nearly 7% to an average of just under 5.3 million bpd, from a little less than 5.0 million bpd in 2008. According to historical data from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), this is the first increase in US production since 1991, and the first increase of more than 1% since 1984. It is also the biggest percentage increase since 1955.

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