Table 6.2  Natural Gas Production, 1949-2011
                     (Million 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
4,986,126   2,560,699   NA   NA   7,546,825   1,273,205   NA   853,884   5,419,736   224,332   5,195,404  
1950
5,603,200   2,876,450   NA   NA   8,479,650   1,396,546   NA   801,044   6,282,060   259,862   6,022,198  
1951
6,481,452   3,207,920   NA   NA   9,689,372   1,438,827   NA   793,186   7,457,359   292,400   7,164,959  
1952
6,839,177   3,433,389   NA   NA   10,272,566   1,410,501   NA   848,608   8,013,457   319,158   7,694,299  
1953
7,095,237   3,550,561   NA   NA   10,645,798   1,438,606   NA   810,276   8,396,916   340,068   8,056,848  
1954
7,466,007   3,518,843   NA   NA   10,984,850   1,518,737   NA   723,567   8,742,546   354,348   8,388,198  
1955
7,841,958   3,877,836   NA   NA   11,719,794   1,540,804   NA   773,639   9,405,351   376,686   9,028,665  
1956
8,306,550   4,066,355   NA   NA   12,372,905   1,426,648   NA   864,334   10,081,923   418,013   9,663,910  
1957
8,716,835   4,189,834   NA   NA   12,906,669   1,417,263   NA   809,148   10,680,258   433,636   10,246,622  
1958
9,154,051   3,992,584   NA   NA   13,146,635   1,482,975   NA   633,412   11,030,248   458,040   10,572,208  
1959
10,101,754   4,127,518   NA   NA   14,229,272   1,612,109   NA   571,048   12,046,115   498,457   11,547,658  
1960
10,853,426   4,234,485   NA   NA   15,087,911   1,753,996   NA   562,877   12,771,038   542,890   12,228,148  
1961
11,195,087   4,265,225   NA   NA   15,460,312   1,682,754   NA   523,533   13,254,025   592,446   12,661,579  
1962
11,702,382   4,336,591   NA   NA   16,038,973   1,736,722   NA   425,629   13,876,622   623,616   13,253,006  
1963
12,606,022   4,367,346   NA   NA   16,973,368   1,843,297   NA   383,408   14,746,663   670,251   14,076,412  
1964
13,106,394   4,429,159   NA   NA   17,535,553   1,647,108   NA   341,853   15,546,592   722,565   14,824,027  
1965
13,523,600   4,439,500   NA   NA   17,963,100   1,604,204   NA   319,143   16,039,753   753,473   15,286,280  
1966
13,893,921   5,139,918   NA   NA   19,033,839   1,451,516   NA   375,695   17,206,628   739,308   16,467,320  
1967
15,345,422   4,906,354   NA   NA   20,251,776   1,590,574   NA   489,877   18,171,325   784,534   17,386,791  
1968
16,539,925   4,785,075   NA   NA   21,325,000   1,486,092   NA   516,508   19,322,400   827,877   18,494,523  
1969
17,489,415   5,189,780   NA   NA   22,679,195   1,455,205   NA   525,750   20,698,240   866,560   19,831,680  
1970
18,594,658   5,191,795   NA   NA   23,786,453   1,376,351   NA   489,460   21,920,642   906,413   21,014,229  
1971
18,925,136   5,162,895   NA   NA   24,088,031   1,310,458   NA   284,561   22,493,012   883,127   21,609,885  
1972
19,042,592   4,973,517   NA   NA   24,016,109   1,236,292   NA   248,119   22,531,698   907,993   21,623,705  
1973
19,371,600   4,695,602   NA   NA   24,067,202   1,171,361   NA   248,292   22,647,549   916,551   21,730,998  
1974
18,669,212   4,180,581   NA   NA   22,849,793   1,079,890   NA   169,381   21,600,522   887,490   20,713,032  
1975
17,380,293   3,723,237   NA   NA   21,103,530   860,956   NA   133,913   20,108,661   872,282   19,236,379  
1976
17,190,655   3,753,123   NA   NA   20,943,778   859,410   NA   131,930   19,952,438   854,086   19,098,352  
1977
17,415,983   3,681,088   NA   NA   21,097,071   934,801   NA   136,807   20,025,463   862,563   19,162,900  
1978
17,394,213   3,914,602   NA   NA   21,308,815   1,181,432   NA   153,350   19,974,033   852,130   19,121,903  
1979
18,033,879   3,849,474   NA   NA   21,883,353   1,245,074   NA   167,019   20,471,260   807,845   19,663,415  
1980
17,572,526   4,297,166   NA   NA   21,869,692   1,365,454   199,063   125,451   20,179,724   776,605   19,403,119  
1981
17,336,862   4,250,591   NA   NA   21,587,453   1,311,735   221,878   98,017   19,955,823   774,562   19,181,261  
1982
15,808,845   4,463,408   NA   NA   20,272,253   1,388,392   208,492   93,365   18,582,004   761,942   17,820,063  
1983
14,152,863   4,506,182   NA   NA   18,659,045   1,458,054   221,937   94,962   16,884,092   789,632   16,094,461  
1984
15,512,544   4,753,978   NA   NA   20,266,522   1,630,152   224,118   107,913   18,304,339   837,867   17,466,472  
1985
14,535,369   5,071,328   NA   NA   19,606,697   1,915,197   326,497   94,778   17,270,225   816,370   16,453,857  
1986
14,153,787   4,976,923   NA   NA   19,130,710   1,837,552   336,851   97,633   16,858,674   799,645   16,059,030  
1987
14,806,962   5,333,237   NA   NA   20,140,199   2,207,559   376,033   123,707   17,432,900   812,320   16,620,581  
1988
15,467,023   5,532,229   NA   NA   20,999,252   2,478,382   459,883   142,525   17,918,462   815,844   17,102,621  
1989
15,708,861   5,365,564   NA   NA   21,074,425   2,475,179   362,457   141,642   18,095,147   784,502   17,310,645  
1990
16,053,566   5,469,055   NA   NA   21,522,621   2,489,040   289,374   150,415   18,593,792   784,118   17,809,674  
1991
16,017,626   5,732,482   NA   NA   21,750,108   2,771,928   275,831   169,909   18,532,440   834,637   17,697,802  
1992
16,164,874   5,967,376   NA   NA   22,132,250   2,972,552   280,370   167,519   18,711,809   871,905   17,839,903  
1993
16,691,139   6,034,504   NA   NA   22,725,643   3,103,014   413,971   226,743   18,981,915   886,455   18,095,460  
1994
17,351,060   6,229,645   NA   NA   23,580,705   3,230,667   412,178   228,336   19,709,524   888,500   18,821,025  
1995
17,282,032   6,461,596   NA   NA   23,743,628   3,565,023   388,392   283,739   19,506,474   907,795   18,598,679  
1996
17,737,334   6,376,201   NA   NA   24,113,535   3,510,753   518,425   272,117   19,812,240   958,178   18,854,063 [R]
1997
17,844,046   6,368,631   NA   NA   24,212,677   3,491,542   598,691   256,351   19,866,093   963,759   18,902,389 [R]
1998
17,728,520   6,379,608   NA   NA   24,108,128   3,427,045   616,715   103,019   19,961,349   937,798   19,023,564 [R]
1999
17,590,187   6,232,524   NA   NA   23,822,711   3,292,564   615,014   110,285   19,804,848   972,614   18,832,232 [R]
2000
17,726,056   6,447,820   NA   NA   24,173,876   3,379,661   505,472   91,232   20,197,511   1,015,542   19,181,980 [R]
2001
18,129,408   6,371,371   NA   NA   24,500,779   3,370,832   462,738   96,913   20,570,296   953,984   19,616,311  
2002
17,794,858   6,146,420 [R] NA   NA   23,941,279   3,455,145   502,176   99,178   19,884,780   956,992   18,927,788  
2003
17,881,802   6,237,176   NA   NA   24,118,978   3,547,781   498,724   98,113   19,974,360   875,816   19,098,544  
2004
17,885,247   6,084,431   NA   NA   23,969,678   3,701,656   654,124   96,408   19,517,491 [R] 926,600   18,590,891  
2005
17,471,847   5,984,975   NA   NA   23,456,822   3,699,535   711,095   119,097   18,927,095   876,497   18,050,598  
2006
17,995,554   5,539,464   NA   NA   23,535,018   3,264,929   730,946   129,469   19,409,674   906,069   18,503,605  
2007
17,065,375   5,818,406   1,779,875   NA   24,663,656   3,662,685   661,168   143,457   20,196,346   930,320   19,266,026  
2008
15,618,443   5,747,195   1,986,404   2,284,215   25,636,257   3,638,622   718,674   166,909   21,112,053   953,451   20,158,602  
2009
14,884,511 [R] 5,811,597 [R] 1,977,253   3,383,532   26,056,893 [R] 3,522,090   721,507   165,360   21,647,936 [R] 1,024,082   20,623,854 [R]
2010
20,841,086 [2,R] 5,995,267 [R]   [2]   [2] 26,836,353 [R] 3,431,587 [R] 836,698 [R] 165,928 [R] 22,402,141 [R] 1,069,721 [R] 21,332,420 [R]
2011
22,377,541 [E] 6,198,576 [E]   [2]   [2] 28,576,117 [P] 3,410,143 [E] 831,470 [E] 164,891 [E] 24,169,613 [E] 1,169,436 [P] 23,000,177 [E]
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.