Gas Production

In 1997, 13,825 wells in 37 counties produced 79.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas; total cumulative production is 4,797 billion cubic feet. The peak year of production was 1967, with 89.2 bcfg. Kentucky ranks 18th nationally in volume of gas produced. Prior to 1950, gas production data are available only for western Kentucky.

A map of cumulative gas production by county is available.

Brandon C. Nuttall / E-mail to BNUTTALL@KGS.MM.UKY.EDU / last modified 29-Sep-1998