EIA Launches Map of Crude Oil, Natural Gas Wells

The map shows swaths of wells across North Dakota, Pennsylvania and south Texas.

A pumpjack helps extract oil from a North Dakota well in August 2013. The Energy Administration launched an online map in February 2014 showing the location of producing oil and gas wells across the United States.

A pumpjack helps extract oil from a North Dakota well in August 2013. The Energy Administration has launched an online map showing the location of producing oil and gas wells across the United States.

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The U.S. Energy Information Administration unveiled a new mapping tool Monday that allows users to track crude oil and natural gas wells across the country.

The graphic, added to the EIA’s existing mapping tool on the agency’s website, shows dense swaths of wells across North Dakota, Pennsylvania and south Texas – where oil and gas exploration in shale basins has spiked – plus others offshore.

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“The public, policymakers, energy experts and other stakeholders can easily track oil and natural gas field development over time,” the EIA said in a statement.

The map can be viewed on the EIA’s website.