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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, New York had 233 new wells drilled.

15 enforcement staff for 13,869 wells in 2011
532 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
59
59.0
126
126.0
197
197.0
367
367.0
469
469.0
458
458.0
301
301.0
303
303.0
233
233.0

Enforcement Actions: Change Since 2003

Enforcement Actions

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
81
81.0
41
41.0
39
39.0
89
89.0
79
79.0
84
84.0
13
13.0
53
53.0
52
52.0

Oil And Gas Enforcement Staff: Change Since 2003

Oil And Gas Enforcement Staff

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
20
20.0
19
19.0
19
19.0
19
19.0
19
19.0
19
19.0
16
16.0
17
17.0
15
15.0

Oil And Gas Department Budget: Change Since 2003

Oil And Gas Department Budget

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
$1.71M
1709109.0
$1.79M
1794483.0
$1.83M
1834969.0
$2.01M
2006075.0
$2.02M
2019863.0
$2.07M
2069312.0
$1.9M
1899936.0
$2.23M
2230357.0
$2.17M
2168063.0

Total Wells: Change Since 2003

Total Wells

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
12.3K
12310.0
12.7K
12663.0
11.8K
11838.0
12.6K
12551.0
13.1K
13091.0
13.7K
13684.0
14.5K
14512.0
14.1K
14072.0
13.9K
13869.0

Notes: Data are for the calendar year. The number of wells drilled for 2009 comes from the Department of Environmental Conservation’s searchable database. The drop in enforcement actions in 2009 may be due to staff retiring or being reassigned, according to the state. All oil and gas staff members are involved in permitting, inspection and enforcement. There are roughly 280 enforcement officers who are available for oil and gas enforcement throughout the state. The 2009 total well count comes from the Department of Environmental Conservation's annual report. New York's Class 2 injection well program is administered by the EPA and not by the state's oil and gas program.