Gas Production by County (Thousands of Cubic Feet)



Year Total Buchanan Dickenson Lee Russell Scott Tazewell Washington Wise
2008 128,454,245 69,607,240 29,922,879 258,343 10,044,097 199,395 9,401,291 - 9,021,000
2007 112,056,643 60,232,768 27,352,761 224,859 8,692,041 93,966 7,536,382 - 7,923,866
2006 102,850,218 57,199,657 23,551,631 230,319 7,601,657 86,661 5,986,470 - 8,193,823
2005 88,893,179 49,989,439 20,192,044 207,733 6,422,942 68,793 3,886,336 - 8,125,892
2004 85,800,555 50,637,115 17,475,252 281,741 5,901,345 87,602 3,153,322 - 8,264,178
2003 81,085,896 49,487,021 15,734,527 404,214 4,876,771 100,268 2,485,299 - 7,997,796
2002 76,914,535 45,389,410 16,480,236 484,919 3,500,511 96,873 2,563,883 - 8,398,703
2001 71,542,817 44,479,589 14,877,235 123,442 2,075,174 44,910 1,846,158 - 8,096,309
2000 71,545,334 44,384,057 14,859,535 102,322 491,297 17,604 1,912,571 - 9,777,948
1999 71,825,640 41,916,758 17,665,116 30,553 615,795 19,852 1,604,506 - 9,973,060
1998 58,519,271 36,343,503 12,972,617 3,582 433,824 25,147 709,713 - 8,030,885
1997 58,248,751 35,125,597 13,853,818 2,641 517,497 25,647 732,111 - 7,991,440
1996 54,290,353 30,673,132 13,374,276 3,135 523,662 15,326 419,745 - 9,281,077
1995 49,867,443 27,420,560 14,057,072 580 573,539 6,330 319,686 - 7,489,676
1994 50,259,474 25,890,226 14,265,050 - 687,899 10,842 410,896 - 8,994,561
1993 37,051,735 17,537,586 11,539,915 - 703,643 83,723 421,280 13,893 6,751,695
1992 24,733,611 6,974,926 10,962,851 - 524,087 129,447 331,189 20,951 5,790,160
1991 14,906,525 2,686,239 7,310,579 - 199,557 114,802 357,802 19,895 4,217,651
1990 14,773,584 2,887,119 7,944,115 - 13,459 137,975 487,596 28,934 3,274,386



Conventional Gas Production by County (Thousands of Cubic Feet)


Year Total Buchanan Dickenson Lee Russell Scott Tazewell Washington Wise
2008 25,887,512 6,775,309 9,931,688 258,343 876,691 199,935 752,216 - 7,093,870
2007 23,505,106 6,617,813 9,030,808 224,859 472,025 93,966 840,593 - 6,225,042
2006 21,166,867 5,539,713 7,890,575 230,319 157,513 86,661 609,917 - 6,652,169
2005 19,541,986 4,988,187 7,072,100 207,733 67,816 68,793 331,312 - 6,806,045
2004 18,814,071 4,064,642 6,751,203 281,741 80,682 87,602 380,839 - 7,167,362
2003 18,237,107 4,204,559 6,239,374 404,214 13,810 100,268 446,407 - 6,828,475
2002 18,025,790 3,152,952 6,549,414 484,919 14,264 96,873 505,777 - 7,220,591
2001 16,903,098 2,939,488 6,234,050 123,442 13,679 44,910 576,537 - 6,970,983
2000 18,369,768 2,651,146 6,451,725 102,322 6,810 17,604 621,464 - 8,518,697
1999 20,497,378 2,769,705 8,138,874 30,553 3,797 19,852 675,935 - 8,858,662
1998 16,834,594 2,649,010 6,526,054 3,582 7,717 25,147 636,849 - 6,986,235
1997 18,167,498 2,943,071 7,359,993 2,641 7,557 25,647 732,111 - 7,096,478
1996 20,136,749 2,880,514 7,996,601 3,135 5,247 15,326 419,745 - 8,816,181
1995 19,511,573 3,120, 8,829,896 580 3,990 6,330 319,686 - 7,230,740
1994 21,927,657 2,870, 9,739,010 - 20,954 10,842 410,896 - 8,875,597
1993 17,128,272 2,226,182 7,609,699 - 25,632 83,723 421,280 13,893 6,747,863


Coal Bed Methane Production by County (Thousands of Cubic Feet)


Year Total Buchanan Dickenson Russell Tazewell Wise
2008 99,531,839 60,010,002 19,934,383 9,167,406 8,649,075 1,770,973
2007 88,313,183 53,595,548 18,267,853 8,220,016 6,695,789 1,533,977
2006 81,443,777 51,642,940 15,607,721 7,444,144 5,376,553 1,372,419
2005 69,067,538 44,053,374 6,355,126 6,355,024 3,555,024 1,124,775
2004 66,694,059 46,548,902 10,650,467 5,820,663 2,772,483 901,544
2003 62,558,476 45,255,875 9,402,443 4,862,961 2,038,892 998,305
2002 58,584,411 42,205,506 9,821,619 3,486,247 2,058,106 1,012,933
2001 54,364,189 41,513,823 8,540,781 2,061,495 1,269,621 978,469
2000 52,870,607 41,705,538 8,298,209 484,487 1,291,107 1,091,266
1999 51,328,262 39,147,053 9,526,242 611,998 928,571 1,114,398
1998 41,428,681 33,679,109 6,363,806 426,104 72,864 886,795
1997 39,779,093 32,182,526 6,457,275 509,940 - 629,352
1996 34,153,584 27,792,598 5,377,675 518,415 - 464,896
1995 30,355,870 24,300,209 5,227,176 569,549 - 258,936
1994 28,331,817 23,019,868 4,526,040 666,945 - 118,964
1993 19,923,463 15,311,404 3,930,216 678,011 - 3,832


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Dual Completion Production:
  • Dual completion wells produce both conventional gas from deep formations and coalbed methane.
  • During 1997, Equitable Resources produced 36,550 and 265,610 thousands of cubic feet respectively in Dickenson and Wise County from dual completion wells.
  • During 1998, Equitable Resources produced 15,384, 82,757, and 157,855 thousands of cubic feet respectively in Buchanan, Dickenson, and Wise County from dual completion wells.
  • During 1999, Equitable Resources produced 38,294, 139,375, and 187,202 thousands of cubic feet respectively in Buchanan, Dickenson, and Wise County from dual completion wells.
  • During 2000, Equitable Resources produced 27,373, 109,601, and 167,985 thousands of cubic feet respectively in Buchanan, Dickenson, and Wise County from dual completion wells.
  • During 2001, Equitable Resources produced 26,278, 102,404, and 146,857 thousands of cubic feet respectively in Buchanan, Dickenson, and Wise County from dual completion wells.
  • During 2002, Equitable Resources produced 29,952, 109,203, and 165,179 thousands of cubic feet respectively in Buchanan, Dickenson, and Wise County from dual completion wells.
  • During 2003, Equitable Resources produced 26,587, 92,710, and 171,016 thousands of cubic feet respectively in Buchanan, Dickenson, and Wise County from dual completion wells.
  • During 2004, Equitable Resources produced 23,571, 73,582, and 195,272 thousands of cubic feet respectively in Buchanan, Dickenson, and Wise County from dual completion wells.
  • During 2005, Equitable Resources produced 22,013, 66,570, and 195,072 thousands of cubic feet respectively in Buchanan, Dickenson, and Wise County from dual completion wells.


  • Source:
  • Virginia Gas and Oil Reports, VDMME, Division of Gas and Oil.