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Quarterly capital spending: Oil and gas industries, second quarter 2019

Released: 2019-08-30

Capital expenditures in the oil and gas extraction industries, including spending on exploration and evaluation, declined for a sixth consecutive quarter to $7.9 billion (-6.0%) in the second quarter.

  Note to readers

Revised capital expenditure data for the oil and gas extraction industries will be published in December.

Data in this release are seasonally adjusted and are expressed in current dollars unless otherwise specified.

For information on seasonal adjustment, see Seasonally adjusted data – Frequently asked questions.

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