And now it's definite, via GCC:
EIA: US monthly crude oil production exceeded 11 million barrels per day in August; US top oil producer
US crude oil production reached 11.3 million barrels per day (b/d) in August 2018, according to the US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest Petroleum Supply Monthly, up from 10.9 million b/d in July. This is the first time that monthly US production levels surpassed 11 million b/d.
US crude oil production exceeded the Russian Ministry of Energy’s estimated August production of 11.2 million b/d, making the United States the leading crude oil producer in the world.
Monthly crude oil production reached a record high in several states. Texas had the highest record level at 4.6 million b/d, followed by North Dakota at 1.3 million b/d. Other states that had record-high production levels were New Mexico, Oklahoma, Colorado, and West Virginia. Production in the Federal Offshore Gulf of Mexico also hit a record high of 1.9 million b/d. . . .
While we all know that oil production (and any other finite resource) will eventually peak and decline, advanced techniques and technology have made a mockery of Hubbert's curve.