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U.S. Footage Drilled for Natural Gas Developmental Wells  (Thousand Feet)
U.S. Footage Drilled for Natural Gas Developmental Wells (Thousand Feet)
Decade Year-0 Year-1 Year-2 Year-3 Year-4 Year-5 Year-6 Year-7 Year-8 Year-9
  1940's 10,028
  1950's 11,329 11,451 11,863 14,296 14,458 14,718 17,559 17,869 20,083 20,575
  1960's 22,780 24,042 23,762 20,303 21,394 21,174 20,140 17,602 16,975 19,177
  1970's 19,945 19,850 25,159 31,007 30,766 36,032 39,992 53,431 64,043 67,825
  1980's 78,244 91,274 92,386 67,844 81,545 68,149 39,638 37,520 40,371 44,417
  1990's 51,064 45,623 40,758 54,183 52,988 46,111 52,149 67,384 65,990 56,133
  2000's 78,579 103,204 87,156 109,263 128,505 152,006 178,650 192,771 195,013


- = 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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