What's New

Electricity Monthly Update ›

July 26

Monthly Energy Review ›

July 26

What Drives Petroleum Product Prices ›

July 25

More ›

Coming Up

Annual Energy Outlook ›
Petroleum Supply Annual, Volume 1 ›
Electric Power Annual ›
More ›

Posted July 28, 2016Today in Energy

Stripper wells accounted for 11% of U.S. natural gas production in 2015 ›

Stripper wells, also known as marginal wells, individually produce small volumes of natural gas or oil but in aggregate have provided 11% to 15% of total U.S. oil and natural gas production over the past decade. Natural gas stripper wells (so called because they are stripping the remaining natural gas out of the ground) are characterized as producing no more than 90,000 cubic feet per day over a 12-month period. EIA estimates that there were about 456,000 stripper gas wells in the United States operating at the end of 2015, compared with about 122,000 nonstripper gas wells. More

Source: EIA, based on DrillingInfo


Electricity Data Browser

Electricity Data Browser ›

Provides comprehensive government information and statistics about the U.S. electricity sector.

Excel Add-in

Access presentations ›

See all the presentations from EIA's 2016 Energy Conference.

U.S. Energy Mapping System

U.S. Energy Mapping System ›

Rankings, layers of energy information, and state comparisons

Data Highlights

WTI crude oil futures price

7/26/2016: $42.92/barrels

down$1.73 from week earlier
down$4.47 from year earlier

Natural gas futures price

7/26/2016: $2.712/MMBtu

down$0.016 from week earlier
down$0.077 from year earlier

Retail gasoline price

7/25/2016: $2.182/gal

down$0.048 from week earlier
down$0.563 from year earlier

Crude oil inventories

7/22/2016: 521.1 million barrels 

up1.7 million barrels from week earlier
up61.5 million barrels from year earlier

Weekly coal production

7/16/2016: 15.141 million tons

up2.218 million tons from week earlier
down2.433 million tons from year earlier


Short-Term Energy Outlook

Annual Energy Outlook

International Energy Outlook

Learn About Energy

Energy Explained

Energy in Brief

Frequently Asked Questions

Small image of Energy Kids banner with host Energy Ant