Bureau of Land Management Department of the Interior BLM National Energy Initiatives
Hydropower Geothermal Power Oil and Natural Gas Wind Energy Coal Solar Power Biomass

EPCA Report

This report, the Scientific Inventory of Onshore Federal Lands Oil and Gas Resources and Reserves and the Extent and Nature of Restrictions or Impediments to Their Development, evaluates the five areas in the West that contain the bulk of the natural gas and much of the oil resources under federal ownership in the onshore United States. It examined energy resources located in five major geologic basins in the interior West: the Paradox/San Juan Basins in Colorado, Utah and New Mexico; the Uinta/Piceance Basins in Colorado and Utah; the Greater Green River Basin in Wyoming, Colorado and Utah; the Powder River Basin in Montana and Wyoming; and the Montana Thrust Belt in Montana. These five basins encompass nearly 104 million acres of the interior West, of which 59 million acres are managed by the federal government. The inventory includes lands managed by all federal agencies, as well as privately owned lands where the federal government owns the subsurface minerals. The report provides estimates of oil and gas resources and reserves beneath the five basins and an inventory of the extent and nature of limitations to development. The report does not make any policy recommendations in response to its findings.

EPCA Report Cover - Click for Larger Image

All documents below are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format and require the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view. Due to size of documents, a high speed Internet connection is recommended.


This page was created by the
U.S. Bureau of Land Management,
Office of Public Affairs
1849 C Street, Room 406-LS
Washington, DC 20240
Phone: (202) 452-5125
Fax: (202) 452-5124
Please contact the NI_Webteam with any questions relating to accessibility of documents.

Download Adobe Acrobat Reader
This is a U.S. Government Computer System. Before continuing, please read this disclaimer and privacy statement.
Click to visit FirstGov.Gov