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Table 6.4 Natural Gas Gross Withdrawals and Natural Gas Well Productivity, 1960-2011
Table 6.4  Natural Gas Gross Withdrawals and Natural Gas Well Productivity, 1960-2011







Year
Natural Gas Gross Withdrawals From Crude Oil, Natural Gas, Coalbed, and Shale Gas Wells Natural Gas Well Productivity


Texas 1


Louisiana 1


Oklahoma

Other
States 1
Federal
Gulf of
Mexico 2


Total


Onshore
Offshore

Total
Gross With-
drawals From
Natural Gas Wells 3

Producing
Wells 4

Average
Productivity
Federal State Total

Billion Cubic Feet

 Billion Cubic Feet

Billion Cubic Feet

Thousands
Thousand Cubic Feet
Per Day Per Well
1960 6,965 3,313 1,133 3,677 [2] 15,088 14,815 273 NA 273 15,088 10,853 91 326.7
1961 7,020 3,571 1,160 3,710 [2] 15,460 15,142 318 NA 318 15,460 11,195 97 316.8
1962 7,199 3,854 1,222 3,764 [2] 16,039 15,587 452 NA 452 16,039 11,702 100 319.8
1963 7,452 4,250 1,347 3,924 [2] 16,973 16,409 564 NA 564 16,973 12,606 103 335.4
1964 7,622 4,515 1,423 3,975 [2] 17,536 16,914 622 NA 622 17,536 13,106 103 347.4
1965 7,741 4,764 1,414 4,044 [2] 17,963 17,318 646 NA 646 17,963 13,524 112 331.8
1966 7,935 5,365 1,502 4,232 [2] 19,034 18,026 1,007 NA 1,007 19,034 13,894 112 338.4
1967 8,292 6,087 1,621 4,252 [2] 20,252 19,065 1,187 NA 1,187 20,252 15,345 112 374.3
1968 8,566 6,778 1,607 4,375 [2] 21,325 19,801 1,524 NA 1,524 21,325 16,540 114 395.1
1969 8,915 7,561 1,742 4,462 [2] 22,679 20,725 1,954 NA 1,954 22,679 17,489 114 418.6
1970 9,399 8,076 1,811 4,501 [2] 23,786 21,368 2,419 NA 2,419 23,786 18,595 117 433.6
1971 9,519 8,319 1,809 4,442 [2] 24,088 21,311 2,777 NA 2,777 24,088 18,925 119 434.8
1972 9,550 8,160 1,928 4,378 [2] 24,016 20,978 3,039 NA 3,039 24,016 19,043 121 429.4
1973 9,290 8,491 1,890 4,396 [2] 24,067 20,856 3,212 NA 3,212 24,067 19,372 124 427.4
1974 8,859 7,920 1,757 4,314 [2] 22,850 19,335 3,515 NA 3,515 22,850 18,669 126 404.9
1975 7,989 7,242 1,721 4,152 [2] 21,104 17,555 3,549 NA 3,549 21,104 17,380 130 365.3
1976 7,666 7,143 1,842 4,293 [2] 20,944 17,348 3,596 NA 3,596 20,944 17,191 138 341.5
1977 7,496 7,351 1,888 4,362 [2] 21,097 17,165 3,932 NA 3,932 21,097 17,416 148 323.1
1978 6,988 7,639 1,892 4,790 [2] 21,309 R 16,197 4,356 756 R 5,111 21,309 17,394 157 302.7
1979 7,594 7,359 1,958 4,973 [2] 21,883 R 16,280 4,822 781 R 5,603 21,883 18,034 170 290.8
1980 7,656 7,008 2,019 5,187 [2] 21,870 R 16,220 4,902 748 R 5,650 21,870 17,573 182 263.8
1981 7,452 6,830 2,019 5,287 [2] 21,587 R 15,894 4,991 703 R 5,693 21,587 17,337 199 238.9
1982 6,976 6,217 1,985 5,094 [2] 20,272 R 14,806 4,773 693 R 5,466 20,272 15,809 211 205.5
1983 6,429 5,379 1,780 5,071 [2] 18,659 R 13,924 4,182 553 R 4,735 18,659 14,153 222 174.7
1984 6,712 5,888 2,046 5,620 [2] 20,267 R 15,046 4,707 513 R 5,220 20,267 15,513 234 181.2
1985 6,577 5,218 1,993 5,818 [2] 19,607 R 14,975 4,186 446 R 4,632 19,607 14,535 243 163.6
1986 6,656 4,965 1,972 5,538 [2] 19,131 R 14,542 4,186 403 R 4,589 19,131 14,154 242 160.6
1987 6,688 5,205 2,073 6,174 [2] 20,140 R 15,062 4,672 406 R 5,078 20,140 14,807 249 162.8
1988 6,919 5,248 2,167 6,665 [2] 20,999 R 15,818 4,747 434 R 5,181 20,999 15,467 257 164.3
1989 6,881 5,143 2,237 6,813 [2] 21,074 R 15,843 4,771 460 R 5,231 21,074 15,709 262 164.0
1990 6,907 5,303 2,258 7,054 [2] 21,523 R 16,013 5,047 463 R 5,509 21,523 16,054 R 270 R 163.0
1991 6,846 5,100 2,154 7,651 [2] 21,750 R 16,442 4,850 459 R 5,308 21,750 16,018 R 277 R 158.4
1992 6,708 4,977 2,017 8,429 [2] 22,132 R 16,808 4,772 552 R 5,324 22,132 16,165 R 276 R 160.0
1993 6,817 5,047 2,050 8,812 [2] 22,726 R 17,352 4,766 607 R 5,373 22,726 16,691 282 162.1
1994 6,912 5,226 1,935 9,508 [2] 23,581 R 17,880 4,996 704 R 5,701 23,581 17,351 292 162.9
1995 6,873 5,163 1,812 9,896 [2] 23,744 R 18,312 4,942 490 R 5,432 23,744 17,282 299 158.6
1996 7,028 5,351 1,735 9,999 [2] 24,114 R 18,270 5,246 597 R 5,844 24,114 17,737 302 160.6
1997 1 5,730 1 1,538 1,704 1 9,999 5,242 24,213 R 18,306 5,316 591 R 5,906 24,213 17,844 311 157.2
1998 5,799 1,579 1,669 9,950 5,110 24,108 R 18,308 5,185 615 R 5,801 24,108 17,729 317 153.3
1999 5,575 1,599 1,594 10,002 5,053 23,823 R 18,133 5,131 559 R 5,689 23,823 17,590 302 159.4
2000 5,723 1,485 1,613 10,386 4,968 24,174 R 18,474 5,044 656 R 5,699 24,174 17,726 342 141.7
2001 5,752 1,525 1,615 10,542 5,066 24,501 R 18,685 5,137 679 R 5,816 24,501 18,129 373 133.1
2002 5,661 1,382 1,582 10,769 4,548 23,941 R 18,629 4,615 697 R 5,312 23,941 17,795 388 125.7
2003 5,791 1,378 1,558 10,944 4,447 24,119 R 18,903 4,505 710 R 5,216 24,119 17,882 393 124.6
2004 5,734 1,377 1,656 11,202 4,001 23,970 R 19,233 4,055 681 R 4,736 23,970 17,885 406 120.3
2005 6,007 1,310 1,639 11,350 3,151 23,457 R 19,567 3,205 685 R 3,890 23,457 17,472 426 112.4
2006 6,326 1,378 1,689 11,227 2,914 23,535 R 19,951 2,955 630 R 3,584 23,535 17,996 441 111.9
2007 6,961 1,383 1,784 11,723 2,813 24,664 R 21,187 2,859 618 R 3,477 24,664 3,R 18,845 453 R 114.0
2008 7,801 1,388 1,887 12,231 2,330 25,636 R 22,608 2,375 654 R 3,029 25,636 R 19,889 477 R 114.0
2009 7,654 1,559 R 1,902 12,499 2,444 R 26,057 R 22,985 2,485 587 R 3,072 R 26,057 R 20,245 493 R 112.5
2010 R 7,594 R 2,218 1,827 R 12,938 2,259 R 26,836 R 23,960 2,300 576 R 2,876 R 26,836 R 20,841 R 488 R 117.1
2011 P 7,931 P 3,060 P 1,899 P 13,855 P 1,830 P 28,576 E 26,152 E 1,868 E 556 E 2,424 P 28,576 E 22,378 E 504 E 121.5
1Through 1996, includes gross withdrawals in Federal offshore areas of the Gulf of Mexico; beginning
in 1997, these are included in "Federal Gulf of Mexico."
R=Revised.  P=Preliminary.  E=Estimate.  NA=Not available.  
2Gross withdrawals from Federal offshore areas of the Gulf of Mexico.  Through 1996, these gross
withdrawals are included in "Texas," "Louisiana," and "Other States."
Note:  Totals may not equal sum of components due to independent rounding.
3Beginning in 2007, includes natural gas gross withdrawals from coalbed wells, and beginning in 2008,
from shale gas wells.
Web Page:  For related information, see http://www.eia.gov/naturalgas/.
4As of December 31. Sources:  Total (Gross Withdrawals):  -  1960-2006-U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA),
Natural Gas Annual (NGA), annual reports.  -  2007 forward-EIA, Natural Gas Monthly (March 2012),
Table 1.  Total (Offshore):  -  1960-1981-U.S. Geological Survey.-  1982-1985-U.S. Minerals
Management Service, Mineral Revenues-The 1989 Report on Receipts from Federal and Indian Leases,
and predecessor annual reports.  -  1986-2010-EIA, NGA, annual reports  -  2011-Calculated as total
gross withdrawals minus onshore withdrawals.  State (Offshore) and Federal (Offshore):
-  1960-2010-EIA, NGA, annual reports.  -  2011-EIA estimates based on Bureau of Safety and
Environmental Enforcement and State reports and websites.  Average Productivity:  Calculated as gross
withdrawals from natural gas wells divided by the number of producing wells, and then divided by the
number of days in the year.  All Other Data:  -  1960-1966-Bureau of Mines, Natural Gas Production and
Consumption.  -  1967-2010-EIA, NGA, annual reports and unpublished revisions.  -  2011-EIA
estimates based on previous year's data.
U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)