Washington Department of Natural Resources

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The Washington Department of Natural Resources is located in Olympia, Washington.


About 600 gas and oil wells have been drilled in Washington, but large-scale commercial production has never occurred (McFarland, 1983). Small amounts of gas were produced from the Bellingham Gas Field east of Ferndale and the Rattlesnake Hills Gas Field north of Richland (McFarland, 1983). The most recent production, which was from the Ocean City Gas and Oil Field west of Hoquiam, ceased in 1962, and no oil or gas have been produced since that time.


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