United States: Producing oil wells ///
While positive numbers from a few areas kept the decline to a minimal 0.6%, or 3,058 wells last year, from 2000, producing U.S. oil wells did not fully recover from the 12,000-well loss in 2000. The category that fluctuates the most with price is stripper wells. Those states with large numbers of low-volume wells have seen many shut-ins. Notable losses are recorded in Illinois, Northeast Texas and West Virginia. In the latter case, the state agency reported a record low number of 8,450 wells, down 7,450 from typical numbers.
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