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U.S. Footage Drilled for Natural Gas Exploratory  Wells  (Thousand Feet)
U.S. Footage Drilled for Natural Gas Exploratory 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 2,409
  1950's 2,356 2,496 3,394 3,952 4,399 5,212 5,179 5,967 5,472 6,031
  1960's 5,466 5,250 5,187 4,230 4,204 3,757 5,808 3,979 3,741 4,985
  1970's 3,678 3,610 4,847 7,038 7,683 8,422 9,121 10,255 11,798 12,643
  1980's 13,862 17,079 14,763 10,264 9,935 8,144 5,401 5,064 4,992 4,664
  1990's 5,765 4,615 3,543 3,947 5,120 3,489 3,901 4,032 4,092 3,963
  2000's 4,834 7,318 5,729 6,569 9,998 12,347 14,945 19,982 17,066


- = No Data Reported;  -- = Not Applicable;  NA = Not Available;  W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.
Release Date: 9/30/2014
Next Release Date: 10/13/2014

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