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U.S. Natural Gas Developmental Wells Drilled  (Number of Elements)
U.S. Natural Gas Developmental 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 2,939
  1950's 3,008 2,984 2,955 3,269 3,312 3,392 3,709 3,610 4,183 4,019
  1960's 4,281 4,673 4,582 3,906 4,137 3,967 3,679 3,127 2,970 3,467
  1970's 3,534 3,501 4,784 5,866 5,948 6,879 8,063 10,574 12,642 13,347
  1980's 15,362 17,728 16,943 13,079 15,810 13,124 7,802 7,340 7,831 8,816
  1990's 10,433 9,067 7,878 9,633 8,999 7,871 8,948 10,643 10,617 10,602
  2000's 16,394 21,020 16,498 19,725 22,515 26,449 30,382 29,925 29,901 16,882
  2010's 15,591 NA NA


- = No Data Reported;  -- = Not Applicable;  NA = Not Available;  W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.
Release Date: 7/24/2014
Next Release Date: 8/11/2014

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