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Number of Producing Gas Wells
Period:
 Annual 
Area
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 View
History
U.S.
574,530 571,659 539,875 512,675 498,072 483,326 1989-2020
Alabama
6,047 5,980 5,910 5,754 5,573 5,387 1989-2020
Alaska
323 303 352 824 798 827 1989-2020
Arizona
6 3 3 NA NA NA 1989-2020
Arkansas
9,959 9,796 9,730 9,432 9,334 9,043 1989-2020
California
4,210 3,997 3,768 3,631 3,627 3,583 1989-2020
Colorado
46,268 45,943 45,263 37,913 32,482 31,939 1989-2020
Florida
44 43 40 35 35 35 2011-2020
Gulf of Mexico
1,156 988 872 634 565 499 1998-2020
Idaho
6 6 8 8 6 5 2015-2020
Illinois
35 36 NA NA NA NA 1989-2020
Indiana
899 807 NA NA NA NA 1989-2020
Kansas
24,468 23,472 22,740 18,627 17,949 17,362 1989-2020
Kentucky
18,698 18,246 NA 10,516 13,329 12,711 1989-2020
Louisiana
18,347 17,774 17,452 16,153 15,741 14,867 1989-2020
Maryland
5 5 1 NA NA NA 1989-2020
Michigan
10,028 9,935 9,809 1,891 1,838 1,308 1989-2020
Mississippi
1,566 1,499 1,469 1,364 1,331 1,257 1989-2020
Missouri
NA 5 5 5 3 3 1989-2020
Montana
5,651 5,528 5,440 5,133 4,976 5,043 1989-2020
Nebraska
140 149 150 153 147 131 1989-2020
Nevada
1 0 1 0 0 0 1996-2020
New Mexico
40,578 40,502 40,409 39,152 33,130 32,529 1989-2020
New York
7,605 7,624 7,334 7,192 7,124 6,372 1989-2020
North Dakota
455 454 506 923 1,261 1,548 1989-2020
Ohio
30,794 32,013 30,487 29,633 29,736 27,225 1989-2020
Oklahoma
49,522 48,595 46,987 44,647 42,640 40,360 1989-2020
Oregon
13 16 14 14 13 10 1989-2020
Pennsylvania
70,051 68,412 68,807 69,430 70,144 68,929 1989-2020
South Dakota
122 105 94 88 92 91 1989-2020
Tennessee
1,005 923 NA NA NA NA 1989-2020
Texas
135,560 134,958 130,033 123,928 120,576 118,957 1989-2020
Utah
8,583 8,430 8,261 7,951 7,625 7,756 1989-2020
Virginia
8,111 8,152 7,980 7,958 7,973 7,974 1989-2020
West Virginia
48,977 53,267 52,497 47,717 49,530 47,934 1989-2020
Wyoming
25,297 23,693 23,453 21,969 20,494 19,641 1989-2020
- = No Data Reported;  -- = Not Applicable;  NA = Not Available;  W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.
Notes: Prior to 2001, the well counts for Federal Offshore Gulf of Mexico were included in the well counts for Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas.  See Definitions, Sources, and Notes link above for more information on this table.
Release Date: 8/31/2021
Next Release Date: 9/30/2021