New data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows that Texas is the most oil rich state in the country, almost doubling the the next highest state.
According to the report, 10 states contained 80 percent of the U.S. reserves in 2013 and accounted for 77 percent of America's total production last year, roughly 2.5 billion barrels.
Texas has 10.5 billion barrels of proved oil reserves, as indicated in the report. The state's reserves are double what they were in 2000, thanks in part to shale discoveries and the new technology employed to extract the oil. The state also topped all others in crude oil production, 1.2 billion barrels, and the number of oil refineries, 26.
North Dakota took the second spot with 5.7 billion barrels in reserves. The same technologies deployed in Texas has helped North Dakota increase its reserves 2,000 percent from 2000, where it was just 270 million barrels. North Dakota also came in second in production, 396 million barrels, but has just one operating refinery.
California and Alaska tied for the third highest number of reserves, each having 2.9 billion barrels. Both states actually saw decreases since 2000 and have their geographic size to thank for their production. California bested Alaska in both production and refineries, with 204 million barrels and 17 refineries as opposed to 181 million barrels and five refineries for Alaska.
The fifth and sixth spots were also tightly contested, but New Mexico's 1.2 million barrels in reserves bested Oklahoma's 1 million barrels. For production, Oklahoma just barely edged out New Mexico with 124 million barrels versus 123 million barrels in the border state.
Rounding out the top 10 were Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and Louisiana. Off-shore drilling was not included in the report, as their production is not attributed to any one state.