What it costs to drill oil and gas shale wells in various states

Here is what it costs to drill oil and gas shale wells in various states, measured in dollars per foot:

Mississippi: $167

Utah: $245

Kansas: $276

Arkansas: $281

South Dakota: $315

Montana: $320

North Dakota: $337

Oklahoma: $344

Kentucky: $371

Texas: $379

Colorado: $397

New Mexico: $400

Ohio: $454

Louisiana: $462

Virginia: $472

West Virginia: $518

Pennsylvania: $537

Michigan: $577

Wyoming: $594

AVERAGE: $401

Source: American Petroleum Institute, Independent Petroleum Association of America (provided by House Speaker Mike Turzai’s office)

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