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Tennessee

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, Tennessee had 156 new wells drilled.

5 enforcement staff for 1,452 wells in 2011
18 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
282
282.0
216
216.0
347
347.0
315
315.0
362
362.0
228
228.0
No Data. 95
95.0
156
156.0

Enforcement Actions: Change Since 2003

Enforcement Actions

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
7
7.0
2
2.0
12
12.0
3
3.0
3
3.0
4
4.0
No Data. 17
17.0
18
18.0

Oil And Gas Enforcement Staff: Change Since 2003

Oil And Gas Enforcement Staff

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
3
3.0
3
3.0
4
4.0
4
4.0
5
5.0
4
4.0
No Data. 5
5.0
5
5.0

Oil And Gas Department Budget: Change Since 2003

Oil And Gas Department Budget

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
$154K
154000.0
$181K
180600.0
No Data. No Data. No Data. No Data. No Data. $267K
266500.0
$548K
548100.0

Total Wells: Change Since 2003

Total Wells

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
686
686.0
742
742.0
850
850.0
807
807.0
600
600.0
585
585.0
1,679
1679.0
1,568
1568.0
1,452
1452.0

Notes: Data are for the calendar year. There are five members of the oil and gas enforcement staff and an additional staff member from the Financial Responsibility section who has crossover responsibilities that fall under enforcement for oil and gas. Tennessee provided the budget for the Department of Environmental Conservation's Water Resources Division, in which the oil and gas program falls. No separate budget is available. Total wells are producing wells and do not include gas wells that are being used for non-commercial or domestic use by a homeowner. Tennessee's Class 2 injection well program is administered by the EPA and not by the state's oil and gas program.