Hobbs News-Sun reports data from the US Energy Information Administration shows that Lea County was the oil-producing county 2 in January behind North Dakota's McKenzie County.
According to the figures, Lea County produced 14,600,000 barrels of oil in January, while McKenzie County, which produced 17.3 million barrels.
Meanwhile, New Mexico's Eddy County was listed as the top oil company No. 6 in No. 6. It produced 10 million barrels in the same month.
The 18 largest oil companies, which include the Permian Strategic Partnership, said the Permian Basin is an oil-producing super power that becomes one of the most strategically important oil-producing regions in the world.