The Texas Panhandle produced 33,402,261 barrels of oil and 747,361,875,000 cubic feet of sweet and sour gas in 1944. This represents an increase in production for 1944 of 27,768 barrels of oil and 54,855,017,000 cubic feet of gas over 1943 production.
In all, 338 wells were drilled during the year of which 12 wells were wildcats or semi-wildcats. This is an increase of 66 per cent in operations for 1944 over 1943. There were no new discoveries or producing formations for the year. Gas production was extended further westward in western Moore County.
Exploration activities of all types remained low for the entire area.