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U.S. Crude Oil, Natural Gas, and Dry Exploratory Wells Drilled  (Number of Elements)
U.S. Crude Oil, Natural Gas, and Dry Exploratory Wells Drilled (Number of Elements)
Decade Year-0 Year-1 Year-2 Year-3 Year-4 Year-5 Year-6 Year-7 Year-8 Year-9
  1940's 9,058
  1950's 10,306 11,756 12,425 13,313 13,100 14,942 16,207 14,714 13,199 13,191
  1960's 11,704 10,992 10,797 10,664 10,727 9,466 10,313 8,878 8,879 9,701
  1970's 7,396 7,081 7,475 7,661 8,882 9,359 9,204 9,995 10,907 10,665
  1980's 12,957 17,573 15,877 13,841 15,058 11,834 7,448 6,734 6,313 5,247
  1990's 5,150 4,535 3,475 3,559 3,784 3,411 3,333 3,155 2,445 1,842
  2000's 2,286 3,142 2,384 2,644 3,404 4,142 4,649 5,184 4,957 2,866
  2010's 2,840 NA NA


- = No Data Reported;  -- = Not Applicable;  NA = Not Available;  W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.
Release Date: 12/4/2014
Next Release Date: 12/22/2014

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