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Table 6.2 Natural Gas Production, 1949-2011 (Billion Cubic Feet)
Table 6.2  Natural Gas Production, 1949-2011
                     (Billion Cubic Feet)


Year
Natural Gas Gross Withdrawals

Repressuring

Nonhydrocarbon
Gases Removed

Vented
and Flared

Marketed
Production

Extraction
Loss 1

Dry Gas
Production
Natural Gas Wells Crude Oil Wells Coalbed Wells Shale Gas Wells Total
1949 4,986 2,561 NA NA 7,547 1,273 NA 854 5,420 224 5,195
1950 5,603 2,876 NA NA 8,480 1,397 NA 801 6,282 260 6,022
1951 6,481 3,208 NA NA 9,689 1,439 NA 793 7,457 292 7,165
1952 6,839 3,433 NA NA 10,273 1,411 NA 849 8,013 319 7,694
1953 7,095 3,551 NA NA 10,646 1,439 NA 810 8,397 340 8,057
1954 7,466 3,519 NA NA 10,985 1,519 NA 724 8,743 354 8,388
1955 7,842 3,878 NA NA 11,720 1,541 NA 774 9,405 377 9,029
1956 8,307 4,066 NA NA 12,373 1,427 NA 864 10,082 418 9,664
1957 8,717 4,190 NA NA 12,907 1,417 NA 809 10,680 434 10,247
1958 9,154 3,993 NA NA 13,147 1,483 NA 633 11,030 458 10,572
1959 10,102 4,128 NA NA 14,229 1,612 NA 571 12,046 498 11,548
1960 10,853 4,234 NA NA 15,088 1,754 NA 563 12,771 543 12,228
1961 11,195 4,265 NA NA 15,460 1,683 NA 524 13,254 592 12,662
1962 11,702 4,337 NA NA 16,039 1,737 NA 426 13,877 624 13,253
1963 12,606 4,367 NA NA 16,973 1,843 NA 383 14,747 670 14,076
1964 13,106 4,429 NA NA 17,536 1,647 NA 342 15,547 723 14,824
1965 13,524 4,440 NA NA 17,963 1,604 NA 319 16,040 753 15,286
1966 13,894 5,140 NA NA 19,034 1,452 NA 376 17,207 739 16,467
1967 15,345 4,906 NA NA 20,252 1,591 NA 490 18,171 785 17,387
1968 16,540 4,785 NA NA 21,325 1,486 NA 517 19,322 828 18,495
1969 17,489 5,190 NA NA 22,679 1,455 NA 526 20,698 867 19,832
1970 18,595 5,192 NA NA 23,786 1,376 NA 489 21,921 906 21,014
1971 18,925 5,163 NA NA 24,088 1,310 NA 285 22,493 883 21,610
1972 19,043 4,974 NA NA 24,016 1,236 NA 248 22,532 908 21,624
1973 19,372 4,696 NA NA 24,067 1,171 NA 248 22,648 917 21,731
1974 18,669 4,181 NA NA 22,850 1,080 NA 169 21,601 887 20,713
1975 17,380 3,723 NA NA 21,104 861 NA 134 20,109 872 19,236
1976 17,191 3,753 NA NA 20,944 859 NA 132 19,952 854 19,098
1977 17,416 3,681 NA NA 21,097 935 NA 137 20,025 863 19,163
1978 17,394 3,915 NA NA 21,309 1,181 NA 153 19,974 852 19,122
1979 18,034 3,849 NA NA 21,883 1,245 NA 167 20,471 808 19,663
1980 17,573 4,297 NA NA 21,870 1,365 199 125 20,180 777 19,403
1981 17,337 4,251 NA NA 21,587 1,312 222 98 19,956 775 19,181
1982 15,809 4,463 NA NA 20,272 1,388 208 93 18,582 762 17,820
1983 14,153 4,506 NA NA 18,659 1,458 222 95 16,884 790 16,094
1984 15,513 4,754 NA NA 20,267 1,630 224 108 18,304 838 17,466
1985 14,535 5,071 NA NA 19,607 1,915 326 95 17,270 816 16,454
1986 14,154 4,977 NA NA 19,131 1,838 337 98 16,859 800 16,059
1987 14,807 5,333 NA NA 20,140 2,208 376 124 17,433 812 16,621
1988 15,467 5,532 NA NA 20,999 2,478 460 143 17,918 816 17,103
1989 15,709 5,366 NA NA 21,074 2,475 362 142 18,095 785 17,311
1990 16,054 5,469 NA NA 21,523 2,489 289 150 18,594 784 17,810
1991 16,018 5,732 NA NA 21,750 2,772 276 170 18,532 835 17,698
1992 16,165 5,967 NA NA 22,132 2,973 280 168 18,712 872 17,840
1993 16,691 6,035 NA NA 22,726 3,103 414 227 18,982 886 18,095
1994 17,351 6,230 NA NA 23,581 3,231 412 228 19,710 889 18,821
1995 17,282 6,462 NA NA 23,744 3,565 388 284 19,506 908 18,599
1996 17,737 6,376 NA NA 24,114 3,511 518 272 19,812 958 18,854
1997 17,844 6,369 NA NA 24,213 3,492 599 256 19,866 964 18,902
1998 17,729 6,380 NA NA 24,108 3,427 617 103 19,961 938 19,024
1999 17,590 6,233 NA NA 23,823 3,293 615 110 19,805 973 18,832
2000 17,726 6,448 NA NA 24,174 3,380 505 91 20,198 1,016 19,182
2001 18,129 6,371 NA NA 24,501 3,371 463 97 20,570 954 19,616
2002 17,795 6,146 NA NA 23,941 3,455 502 99 19,885 957 18,928
2003 17,882 6,237 NA NA 24,119 3,548 499 98 19,974 876 19,099
2004 17,885 6,084 NA NA 23,970 3,702 654 96 19,517 927 18,591
2005 17,472 5,985 NA NA 23,457 3,700 711 119 18,927 876 18,051
2006 17,996 5,539 NA NA 23,535 3,265 731 129 19,410 906 18,504
2007 17,065 5,818 1,780 NA 24,664 3,663 661 143 20,196 930 19,266
2008 15,618 5,747 1,986 2,284 25,636 3,639 719 167 21,112 953 20,159
2009 R 14,885 R 5,812 1,977 3,384 R 26,057 3,522 722 165 R 21,648 1,024 R 20,624
2010 2,R 20,841 R 5,995 [2] [2] R 26,836 R 3,432 R 837 R 166 R 22,402 R 1,070 R 21,332
2011 E 22,378 E 6,199 [2] [2] P 28,576 E 3,410 E 831 E 165 E 24,170 P 1,169 E 23,000
1Volume reduction resulting from the removal of natural gas plant liquids, which are transferred to
petroleum supply (see Tables 5.1b and 5.10).
Notes:  -  Beginning with 1965 data, all volumes are shown on a pressure base of 14.73 p.s.i.a. at 60- F. 
For prior years, the pressure base was 14.65 p.s.i.a. at 60- F.  -  Totals may not equal sum of components
due to independent rounding.
2Beginning in 2010, natural gas gross withdrawals from coalbed wells and shale gas wells are included
in "Natural Gas Wells."
Web Pages:  -  See http://www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/monthly/#naturalgas for updated monthly and
annual data.  -  See http://www.eia.gov/naturalgas/ for related information.
R=Revised.  P=Preliminary.  E=Estimate.  NA=Not available.   Sources:  Natural Gas Wells, Crude Oil Wells, Coalbed Wells, and Shale Gas Wells:
-  1949-1966-Bureau of Mines, Minerals Yearbook, "Natural Gas" chapter.  -  1967-2010-U.S. Energy
Information Administration (EIA), Natural Gas Annual (NGA), annual reports.  -  2011-EIA estimates
based on previous year's data.  Total Gross Withdrawals, Marketed Production, Extraction Loss, and
Dry Gas Production:  -  1949-2006-EIA, NGA, annual reports.  -  2007 forward-EIA, Natural Gas
Monthly (March 2012), Table 1.  All Other Data:  -  1949-2010-EIA, NGA, annual reports.  -  2011-EIA
estimates based on previous year's data.
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