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U.S. Natural Gas Exploratory Wells Drilled  (Number of Elements)
U.S. Natural Gas 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 424
  1950's 431 454 559 699 726 874 822 865 822 912
  1960's 868 813 771 664 557 515 698 532 486 616
  1970's 477 470 656 1,067 1,190 1,248 1,346 1,548 1,771 1,907
  1980's 2,099 2,522 2,133 1,605 1,528 1,200 797 756 747 706
  1990's 693 544 427 541 740 583 591 543 510 519
  2000's 657 1,052 844 997 1,671 2,141 2,456 2,794 2,345 1,206
  2010's 1,105 NA NA


- = No Data Reported;  -- = Not Applicable;  NA = Not Available;  W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.
Release Date: 8/29/2014
Next Release Date: 9/15/2014

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