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

Million Cubic Feet

 Million Cubic Feet

Million Cubic Feet

Number
Cubic Feet
per Well
1960
6,964,900   3,313,000   1,133,400   3,676,611     [2] 15,087,911   14,814,877   273,034   NA   273,034   15,087,911   10,853,426   90,761   119,582,486  
1961
7,020,100   3,570,800   1,159,600   3,709,812     [2] 15,460,312   15,142,032   318,280   NA   318,280   15,460,312   11,195,087   96,809   115,640,973  
1962
7,198,800   3,854,000   1,221,900   3,764,273     [2] 16,038,973   15,587,020   451,953   NA   451,953   16,038,973   11,702,382   100,267   116,712,198  
1963
7,452,300   4,250,100   1,347,000   3,923,968     [2] 16,973,368   16,409,015   564,353   NA   564,353   16,973,368   12,606,022   102,966   122,428,977  
1964
7,622,000   4,515,000   1,423,300   3,975,253     [2] 17,535,553   16,913,822   621,731   NA   621,731   17,535,553   13,106,394   103,084   127,142,854  
1965
7,740,600   4,764,300   1,414,000   4,044,200     [2] 17,963,100   17,317,511   645,589   NA   645,589   17,963,100   13,523,600   111,680   121,092,407  
1966
7,934,863   5,365,277   1,501,563   4,232,136     [2] 19,033,839   18,026,392   1,007,447   NA   1,007,447   19,033,839   13,893,921   112,498   123,503,716  
1967
8,291,509   6,087,425   1,621,336   4,251,506     [2] 20,251,776   19,064,560   1,187,216   NA   1,187,216   20,251,776   15,345,422   112,321   136,621,131  
1968
8,566,088   6,777,516   1,606,577   4,374,819     [2] 21,325,000   19,800,822   1,524,178   NA   1,524,178   21,325,000   16,539,925   114,391   144,591,139  
1969
8,914,794   7,561,027   1,741,677   4,461,697     [2] 22,679,195   20,724,708   1,954,487   NA   1,954,487   22,679,195   17,489,415   114,476   152,778,006  
1970
9,398,526   8,076,157   1,811,004   4,500,766     [2] 23,786,453   21,367,777   2,418,676   NA   2,418,676   23,786,453   18,594,658   117,496   158,257,796  
1971
9,518,644   8,318,551   1,809,086   4,441,750     [2] 24,088,031   21,310,988   2,777,043   NA   2,777,043   24,088,031   18,925,136   119,251   158,700,019  
1972
9,550,469   8,159,763   1,927,949   4,377,928     [2] 24,016,109   20,977,554   3,038,555   NA   3,038,555   24,016,109   19,042,592   121,153   157,178,048  
1973
9,289,945   8,491,194   1,889,787   4,396,276     [2] 24,067,202   20,855,614   3,211,588   NA   3,211,588   24,067,202   19,371,600   124,168   156,011,211  
1974
8,859,044   7,919,810   1,756,629   4,314,310     [2] 22,849,793   19,335,069   3,514,724   NA   3,514,724   22,849,793   18,669,212   126,329   147,782,473  
1975
7,988,773   7,242,408   1,720,698   4,151,651     [2] 21,103,530   17,554,567   3,548,963   NA   3,548,963   21,103,530   17,380,293   130,364   133,321,262  
1976
7,665,932   7,143,040   1,842,189   4,292,617     [2] 20,943,778   17,347,854   3,595,924   NA   3,595,924   20,943,778   17,190,655   137,542   124,984,768  
1977
7,495,913   7,350,929   1,888,070   4,362,159     [2] 21,097,071   17,164,875   3,932,196   NA   3,932,196   21,097,071   17,415,983   147,658   117,948,117  
1978
6,987,843   7,638,931   1,892,413   4,789,628     [2] 21,308,815   16,197,402 [R] 4,355,742   755,671   5,111,413 [R] 21,308,815   17,394,213   157,454   110,471,712  
1979
7,593,544   7,358,795   1,958,337   4,972,677     [2] 21,883,353   16,280,328 [R] 4,822,114   780,911   5,603,025 [R] 21,883,353   18,033,879   169,891   106,149,702  
1980
7,656,061   7,008,489   2,018,577   5,186,565     [2] 21,869,692   16,219,595 [R] 4,902,354   747,743   5,650,097 [R] 21,869,692   17,572,526   182,004   96,550,219  
1981
7,451,592   6,829,507   2,019,199   5,287,155     [2] 21,587,453   15,894,021 [R] 4,990,667   702,765   5,693,432 [R] 21,587,453   17,336,862   198,839   87,190,451  
1982
6,975,620   6,216,868   1,985,384   5,094,381     [2] 20,272,253   14,806,203 [R] 4,772,873   693,177   5,466,050 [R] 20,272,253   15,808,845   210,753   75,011,245  
1983
6,429,019   5,379,359   1,779,541   5,071,126     [2] 18,659,045   13,924,202 [R] 4,182,233   552,610   4,734,843 [R] 18,659,045   14,152,863   221,952   63,765,422  
1984
6,712,325   5,888,043   2,046,339   5,619,815     [2] 20,266,522   15,046,461 [R] 4,706,782   513,279   5,220,061 [R] 20,266,522   15,512,544   233,853   66,334,595  
1985
6,576,919   5,218,098   1,993,405   5,818,275     [2] 19,606,697   14,974,941 [R] 4,185,519   446,237   4,631,756 [R] 19,606,697   14,535,369   243,344   59,731,775  
1986
6,656,337   4,964,758   1,971,988   5,537,627     [2] 19,130,710   14,542,145 [R] 4,185,515   403,050   4,588,565 [R] 19,130,710   14,153,787   241,527   58,601,262  
1987
6,687,689   5,204,984   2,073,461   6,174,065     [2] 20,140,199   15,062,021 [R] 4,671,801   406,377   5,078,178 [R] 20,140,199   14,806,962   249,225   59,412,025  
1988
6,918,622   5,248,205   2,167,050   6,665,375     [2] 20,999,252   15,818,377 [R] 4,746,664   434,211   5,180,875 [R] 20,999,252   15,467,023   257,279   60,117,705  
1989
6,881,041   5,142,971   2,237,037   6,813,376     [2] 21,074,425   15,843,397 [R] 4,771,411   459,617   5,231,028 [R] 21,074,425   15,708,861   262,483   59,847,156  
1990
6,907,056   5,303,485   2,258,471   7,053,609     [2] 21,522,621   16,013,309 [R] 5,046,660   462,652   5,509,312 [R] 21,522,621   16,053,566   269,790 [R] 59,503,933 [R]
1991
6,845,543   5,100,068   2,153,852   7,650,645     [2] 21,750,108   16,441,651 [R] 4,849,657   458,800   5,308,457 [R] 21,750,108   16,017,626   276,987 [R] 57,828,079 [R]
1992
6,708,012   4,977,470   2,017,356   8,429,412     [2] 22,132,250   16,808,211 [R] 4,771,744   552,294   5,324,039 [R] 22,132,250   16,164,874   276,014 [R] 58,565,413 [R]
1993
6,816,927   5,046,623   2,049,942   8,812,151     [2] 22,725,643   17,352,343 [R] 4,765,865   607,435   5,373,300 [R] 22,725,643   16,691,139   282,152   59,156,550  
1994
6,911,705   5,226,097   1,934,864   9,508,039     [2] 23,580,705   17,880,039 [R] 4,996,197   704,469   5,700,666 [R] 23,580,705   17,351,060   291,773   59,467,668  
1995
6,872,656   5,162,780   1,811,734   9,896,458     [2] 23,743,628   18,311,963 [R] 4,942,089   489,576   5,431,665 [R] 23,743,628   17,282,032   298,541   57,888,303  
1996
7,028,201   5,351,395   1,734,887   9,999,052     [2] 24,113,535   18,269,874 [R] 5,246,422   597,239   5,843,661 [R] 24,113,535   17,737,334   301,811   58,769,674  
1997
5,729,602 [1] 1,538,003 [1] 1,703,888   9,999,015 [1] 5,242,169   24,212,677   18,306,348 [R] 5,315,514   590,815   5,906,329 [R] 24,212,677   17,844,046   310,971   57,381,704  
1998
5,798,893   1,579,435   1,669,367   9,950,106   5,110,327   24,108,128   18,307,567 [R] 5,185,312   615,249   5,800,561 [R] 24,108,128   17,728,520   316,929   55,938,459  
1999
5,574,950   1,598,912   1,594,002   10,001,910   5,052,937   23,822,711   18,133,273 [R] 5,130,746   558,692   5,689,438 [R] 23,822,711   17,590,187   302,421   58,164,569  
2000
5,722,921   1,484,530   1,612,890   10,385,841   4,967,694   24,173,876   18,474,499 [R] 5,043,769   655,609   5,699,377 [R] 24,173,876   17,726,056   341,678   51,879,419  
2001
5,752,446   1,524,673   1,615,384   10,542,261   5,066,015   24,500,779   18,685,237 [R] 5,136,962   678,580   5,815,542 [R] 24,500,779   18,129,408   373,304   48,564,730  
2002
5,661,005   1,382,461   1,581,606   10,768,580   4,547,627   23,941,279   18,628,931 [R] 4,615,443   696,905   5,312,348 [R] 23,941,279   17,794,858   387,772   45,890,004 [R]
2003
5,791,324   1,378,128   1,558,155   10,944,023   4,447,348   24,118,978   18,903,295 [R] 4,505,443   710,240   5,215,683 [R] 24,118,978   17,881,802   393,327   45,462,941  
2004
5,733,918   1,377,295   1,655,769   11,202,012 [R] 4,000,685   23,969,678   19,233,426 [R] 4,055,340   680,911   4,736,252 [R] 23,969,678   17,885,247   406,147   44,036,389 [R]
2005
6,006,837   1,309,913   1,639,310   11,349,944   3,150,818   23,456,822   19,567,245 [R] 3,204,906   684,671   3,889,577 [R] 23,456,822   17,471,847   425,887   41,024,608 [R]
2006
6,326,433   1,378,238   1,688,985   11,227,231   2,914,131   23,535,018   19,950,828 [R] 2,954,538   629,652   3,584,190 [R] 23,535,018   17,995,554   440,516   40,851,080 [R]
2007
6,960,858   1,382,828   1,783,682   11,723,091   2,813,197   24,663,656   21,186,901 [R] 2,858,713   618,042   3,476,755 [R] 24,663,656   18,845,250 [3,R] 452,945   41,606,045 [R]
2008
7,800,655   1,387,722   1,886,710   12,231,215   2,329,955   25,636,257   22,607,696 [R] 2,374,857   653,704   3,028,561 [R] 25,636,257   19,889,062 [R] 476,652   41,726,588 [R]
2009
7,653,647   1,558,638   1,901,556 [R] 12,498,949   2,444,102   26,056,893 [R] 22,984,608 [R] 2,485,331   586,953   3,072,285 [R] 26,056,893 [R] 20,245,296 [R] 493,100   41,057,182 [R]
2010
7,593,697 [R] 2,218,283 [R] 1,827,328 [R] 12,937,901 [R] 2,259,144 [R] 26,836,353 [R] 23,960,408 [R] 2,300,344   575,601   2,875,945 [R] 26,836,353 [R] 20,841,086 [R] 487,627 [R] 42,739,811 [R]
2011
7,931,381 [P] 3,059,760 [P] 1,899,185 [P] 13,855,334 [P] 1,830,458 [P] 28,576,117 [P] 26,152,045 [E] 1,867,579 [E] 556,493 [E] 2,424,072 [E] 28,576,117 [P] 22,377,541 [E] 504,484 [E] 44,357,309 [E]
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.