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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, Louisiana had 1,213 new wells drilled.

173 enforcement staff for 39,633 wells in 2011
3,731 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
643
643.0
940
940.0
1,099
1099.0
1,293
1293.0
1,317
1317.0
1,483
1483.0
916
916.0
1,195
1195.0
1,213
1213.0

Enforcement Actions: Change Since 2003

Enforcement Actions

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
442
442.0
341
341.0
327
327.0
400
400.0
388
388.0
755
755.0
908
908.0
832
832.0
1,015
1015.0

Oil And Gas Enforcement Staff: Change Since 2003

Oil And Gas Enforcement Staff

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
179
179.0
181
181.0
182
182.0
180
180.0
169
169.0
185
185.0
185
185.0
180
180.0
173
173.0

Oil And Gas Department Budget: Change Since 2003

Oil And Gas Department Budget

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
$12.3M
12279061.0
$12.3M
12304718.0
$13.4M
13412750.0
$13.1M
13131098.0
$13.8M
13793159.0
$15.1M
15105209.0
$15.5M
15470375.0
$15.8M
15820827.0
$15.9M
15920417.0

Total Wells: Change Since 2003

Total Wells

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
35.9K
35878.0
36.9K
36857.0
37.4K
37394.0
37.8K
37768.0
38.7K
38672.0
39.7K
39726.0
38.9K
38850.0
39K
39033.0
39.6K
39633.0

Notes: Wells drilled and total wells data are for the calendar year, while enforcement actions and staff are for the fiscal year. Total wells are defined as "producing" wells.