Items Tagged with 'usgs'


House Energy Chairman Urges BLM to Reopen Comments on Colorado Leases

Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT), chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources, has urged the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to revise its draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for previously issued oil/natural gas leases in the White River National Forest in Colorado to consider new reserve estimates from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Read More

Colorado West Slope Producers Lash Out at Feds Over Mancos Shale

Colorado oil/natural gas industry advocates lashed out on Friday at the Obama administration for "completely ignoring" new U.S. Geological Society (USGS) estimates on the extent of potential reserves in the Mancos Shale along the Western Slope. In play is the industry's long-held contention that leases on federal lands in the area should not be arbitrarily canceled. Read More

Exploratory Wells in Monterey’s Deep Basin ‘Unlikely to be Successful,’ Says USGS

In the first means assessment of unconventional, technically recoverable resources in California's Monterey formation in the deepest parts of the San Joaquin Basin, federal geologists have determined it contains an estimated 27 Bcf of natural gas, 21 million bbl of oil and 1 million bbl of natural gas liquids, smaller than previous estimates. Read More