Maryland Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Drilling activity increased in 3 of the 5 states. 11,160 wells were completed, up just 1.3% from 1981. However, exploratory completions dropped 19.3%, and footage drilled (34,124,966 ft) was down 6.5%. Total gas production (417,267,393 mcf) decreased 4.0%, but oil production (21,612,296 bbl) increased 8.5%. No wells were drilled in Maryland. Drilling in Ohio decreased 15.1%. Pennsylvania's drilling increased significantly (18.9%) compared with 1981. Drilling in Virginia increased dramatically (233.3%) during 1982. Total well completions in West Virginia increased 4.6% and total footage drilled increased 8.5%.--Modified journal abstract.

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