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The state of Utah is rich in oil and natural gas and was ranked 11th in the country in crude oil production and 13th in natural gas gross production during 2016 (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration). There are approximately 11,700 producing oil and gas wells statewide.

The program’s mission is to promote the exploration, development and conservation of oil and natural gas resources in Utah while creating energy-related jobs, boosting local economies and generating oil and gas tax revenues. The demand for reliable and affordable energy is essential for the well-being of our state.

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To access the survey, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/57T8YZZ.
The survey will run until January 31, 2019.

HYDRAULIC FRACTURING - What Is It? (2/8/2012) 
There are a lot of stories in the media these days about hydraulic fracturing - a method used for nearly 70 years to increase production in oil and natural gas wells. Here are a few websites that will help you learn more about this process:
- Energy in Depth - What is Hydraulic Fracturing? (Independent Petroleum Association of America)
- FracFocus (Ground Water Protection Council and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission)
- Hydraulic Fracturing (American Petroleum Institute)

Office Hours
The Division of Oil, Gas and Mining is open Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Contact us if you have questions.