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U.S. Natural Gas Exploratory and Developmental Wells Drilled (Number of Elements)
U.S. Natural Gas Exploratory and 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 3,363
  1950's 3,439 3,438 3,514 3,968 4,038 4,266 4,531 4,475 5,005 4,931
  1960's 5,149 5,486 5,353 4,570 4,694 4,482 4,377 3,659 3,456 4,083
  1970's 4,011 3,971 5,440 6,933 7,138 8,127 9,409 12,122 14,413 15,254
  1980's 17,461 20,250 19,076 14,684 17,338 14,324 8,599 8,096 8,578 9,522
  1990's 11,126 9,611 8,305 10,174 9,739 8,454 9,539 11,186 11,127 11,121
  2000's 17,051 22,072 17,342 20,722 24,186 28,590 32,838 32,719 32,246 18,088
  2010's 16,696 NA NA


- = No Data Reported;  -- = Not Applicable;  NA = Not Available;  W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.
Release Date: 4/23/2014
Next Release Date: 5/12/2014

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