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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, Kentucky had 611 new wells drilled.

17 enforcement staff for 46,858 wells in 2011
3,403 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
934
934.0
951
951.0
1,221
1221.0
1,419
1419.0
1,311
1311.0
1,222
1222.0
803
803.0
772
772.0
611
611.0

Enforcement Actions: Change Since 2003

Enforcement Actions

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
998
998.0
969
969.0
1,497
1497.0
2,232
2232.0
2,791
2791.0
3,611
3611.0
No Data. 2,355
2355.0
1,846
1846.0

Oil And Gas Enforcement Staff: Change Since 2010

Oil And Gas Enforcement Staff

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
No Data. No Data. No Data. No Data. No Data. No Data. No Data. 18
18.0
17
17.0

Oil And Gas Department Budget: Change Since 2003

Oil And Gas Department Budget

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
$1.35M
1346380.0
$1.48M
1484735.0
$1.47M
1466687.0
$83.1M
83124238.0
$84.5M
84549991.0
$93.6M
93573991.0
$96M
96010958.0
$1.87M
1872551.15
$1.89M
1890774.83

Total Wells: Change Since 2004

Total Wells

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
No Data. 33.6K
33607.0
31.6K
31649.0
32.6K
32629.0
33.6K
33587.0
No Data. 44.9K
44861.0
46.5K
46451.0
46.9K
46858.0

Notes: Data are for the calendar year. Budget numbers represent expenditures and were provided by the state. Total wells are the active oil and gas wells. Kentucky's injection well program is administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and not by the state's oil and gas program.