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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, Kansas had 4,417 new wells drilled.

40 enforcement staff for 106,989 wells in 2011
16,658 class 2 underground injection wells in 2010, according to the EPA | More »

Wells Drilled: Change Since 2003

Wells Drilled

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
857
857.0
1,258
1258.0
1,497
1497.0
1,943
1943.0
2,010
2010.0
2,406
2406.0
2,060
2060.0
3,378
3378.0
4,417
4417.0

Enforcement Actions: Change Since 2003

Enforcement Actions

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
65
65.0
50
50.0
62
62.0
77
77.0
75
75.0
87
87.0
107
107.0
153
153.0
132
132.0

Oil And Gas Enforcement Staff: Change Since 2003

Oil And Gas Enforcement Staff

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
43
43.0
41
41.0
43
43.0
43
43.0
41
41.0
42
42.0
40
40.0
40
40.0
40
40.0

Oil And Gas Department Budget: Change Since 2003

Oil And Gas Department Budget

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
$6.3M
6296598.0
$8.35M
8348599.0
$7.82M
7822002.0
$8.11M
8106718.0
$8.52M
8517388.0
$8.8M
8797444.0
$8.82M
8817264.0
$8.27M
8267900.0
$8.14M
8142910.0

Total Wells: Change Since 2004

Total Wells

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
No Data. 64.8K
64826.0
65.7K
65740.0
63.6K
63581.0
72.8K
72842.0
78.3K
78303.0
76.9K
76884.0
102K
101902.0
107K
106989.0

Notes: Data are for the calendar year. Enforcement actions include compliance and show-cause hearings and orders. The Kansas Corporation Commission has 40 field employees, who are not solely dedicated to enforcement, but have some enforcement responsibilities. Total well count includes oil, natural gas, injection, disposal and shut-in wells.