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U.S. Footage Drilled for Natural Gas Exploratory and Developmental  Wells (Thousand Feet)
U.S. Footage Drilled for Natural Gas Exploratory and 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 12,437
  1950's 13,685 13,947 15,257 18,248 18,857 19,930 22,738 23,836 25,555 26,606
  1960's 28,246 29,292 28,949 24,533 25,598 24,931 25,948 21,581 20,716 24,162
  1970's 23,623 23,460 30,006 38,045 38,449 44,454 49,113 63,686 75,841 80,468
  1980's 92,106 108,353 107,149 78,108 91,480 76,293 45,039 42,584 45,363 49,081
  1990's 56,829 50,238 44,301 58,130 58,108 49,600 56,050 71,416 70,082 60,096
  2000's 83,414 110,523 92,885 115,833 138,503 164,353 193,595 212,753 212,079


- = 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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