US gas wells see over 5% growth ///

Despite low natural gas prices, economic and regulatory uncertainty, and a large shift in rigs toward oil-directed drilling, the number of producing natural gas wells in the United States increased by 5.6% last year. The gas well count gained 24,448 wells to end 2009 with a total of 458,376 wells, up from 433,928 in 2008.

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