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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, South Dakota had 19 new wells drilled.

2 enforcement staff for 285 wells in 2011
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Wells Drilled: Change Since 2003

Wells Drilled

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
9
9.0
14
14.0
23
23.0
31
31.0
41
41.0
35
35.0
32
32.0
22
22.0
19
19.0

Enforcement Actions: Change Since 2003

Enforcement Actions

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
4
4.0
22
22.0
24
24.0
3
3.0
5
5.0
9
9.0
10
10.0
25
25.0
8
8.0

Oil And Gas Enforcement Staff: Change Since 2003

Oil And Gas Enforcement Staff

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
2
2.0
2
2.0
2
2.0
2
2.0
2
2.0
2
2.0
2
2.0
2
2.0
2
2.0

Oil And Gas Department Budget: Change Since 2003

Oil And Gas Department Budget

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
$72.6K
72600.0
$77K
77000.0
$135K
135100.0
$190K
190100.0
$160K
160200.0
$177K
176500.0
$250K
250300.0
No Data. No Data.

Total Wells: Change Since 2003

Total Wells

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
219
219.0
219
219.0
219
219.0
224
224.0
230
230.0
224
224.0
253
253.0
275
275.0
285
285.0

Notes: Data are for state-managed wells for the calendar year. South Dakota did not provide budget numbers for the oil and gas program. Because the state’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources budgets at the division level, and not the individual program level, no budget numbers are available, according to the state.