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The graphs on the left show the rate of growth compared to the earliest year for which we have data -- in most cases 2003. The gray lines represent a theoretical constant annual rate of change. The bar charts on the right show the actual values for each year we have data. For example, in 2011, Arizona had 67 new wells drilled.

1 enforcement staff for 40 wells in 2011

Wells Drilled: Change Since 2003

Wells Drilled

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
1
1.0
4
4.0
7
7.0
3
3.0
11
11.0
14
14.0
4
4.0
5
5.0
67
67.0

Enforcement Actions: Change Since 2003

Enforcement Actions

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
No Data. No Data. No Data. No Data. No Data. No Data. No Data. No Data. No Data.

Oil And Gas Enforcement Staff: Change Since 2003

Oil And Gas Enforcement Staff

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
1
1.0
1
1.0
1
1.0
1
1.0
1
1.0
1
1.0
1
1.0
1
1.0
1
1.0

Oil And Gas Department Budget: Change Since 2003

Oil And Gas Department Budget

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
$871K
870800.0
$780K
779600.0
$783K
782600.0
$807K
807100.0
$797K
796700.0
$1.07M
1073900.0
$1.07M
1073900.0
$801K
801400.0
$794K
794100.0

Total Wells: Change Since 2004

Total Wells

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
No Data. 24
24.0
25
25.0
28
28.0
24
24.0
24
24.0
22
22.0
40
40.0
40
40.0

Notes: Arizona did not provide annual counts for enforcement actions, but said that they had seven enforcement actions from 2003 to 2009. Since 1991, there has been one staff member for the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. Ten percent of his time is spent on enforcement, conducting field inspections and monitoring oil production. Budget numbers are for the Arizona Geological Survey and are from the Governor's Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting website. The budget for the Arizona Oil and Gas Conservation Commission for fiscal years 2010 and 2011 was roughly $60,000. Total wells include producing wells, active disposal wells and shut-in wells.