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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, Michigan had 151 new wells drilled.

34 enforcement staff for 19,241 wells in 2011
1,460 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
401
401.0
547
547.0
577
577.0
646
646.0
528
528.0
576
576.0
151
151.0
175
175.0
151
151.0

Enforcement Actions: Change Since 2003

Enforcement Actions

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
81
81.0
135
135.0
117
117.0
76
76.0
101
101.0
88
88.0
36
36.0
30
30.0
33
33.0

Oil And Gas Enforcement Staff: Change Since 2003

Oil And Gas Enforcement Staff

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
33
33.0
33
33.0
34
34.0
36
36.0
37
37.0
34
34.0
36
36.0
42
42.0
34
34.0

Oil And Gas Department Budget: Change Since 2003

Oil And Gas Department Budget

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
$6.76M
6756100.0
$6.62M
6623600.0
$6.89M
6887600.0
$7.04M
7035300.0
$7.24M
7243500.0
$7.48M
7478300.0
$7.51M
7509500.0
$8.39M
8393300.0
$8.64M
8638200.0

Total Wells: Change Since 2004

Total Wells

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
No Data. 14.9K
14870.0
14.6K
14635.0
15.3K
15347.0
15.3K
15301.0
16.4K
16401.0
16.5K
16493.0
19K
18969.0
19.2K
19241.0

Notes: Data are for the calendar year. Enforcement actions include violation notices, notices of determination, consent agreements and notices of determination for previous cases. Enforcement staff includes those involved with compliance and enforcement through the oil and gas regulatory program. Numbers for total wells come from the state’s oil and gas database and do not include plugged and abandoned wells.