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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, Nebraska had 136 new wells drilled.

8 enforcement staff for 2,013 wells in 2011
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Wells Drilled: Change Since 2003

Wells Drilled

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
14
14.0
16
16.0
38
38.0
46
46.0
101
101.0
182
182.0
No Data. 122
122.0
136
136.0

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
8
8.0
8
8.0
8
8.0
8
8.0
8
8.0
8
8.0
8
8.0
8
8.0
8
8.0

Oil And Gas Department Budget: Change Since 2003

Oil And Gas Department Budget

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
$510K
509589.0
$552K
551653.0
$562K
562202.0
$596K
596450.0
$603K
602826.0
$602K
602494.0
$647K
647320.0
$858K
858017.0
$842K
841592.0

Total Wells: Change Since 2004

Total Wells

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
No Data. 1,762
1762.0
1,285
1285.0
1,304
1304.0
1,375
1375.0
1,806
1806.0
1,945
1945.0
1,979
1979.0
2,013
2013.0

Notes: Data are for the calendar year. Nebraska declined to provide data for enforcement actions. Enforcement staff is the total staff of the commission; all employees' duties include enforcement to some degree. Budget numbers come from the state budget division's website. From 2009 through 2011, the numbers for total wells come from annual reports by the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission and include producing, shut-in and temporarily abandoned wells.