Wild turbines in the California desert with a mountain backdrop. Photo by Tom Brewster photography.

West-Wide Energy Corridors

In accordance with Section 368(a) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the BLM designated 5,000 miles of energy corridors (commonly referred to as “Section 368 energy corridors” or “West-wide energy corridors”) for potential placement of future oil, natural gas and hydrogen pipelines, and electricity transmission and distribution infrastructure.

As preferred locations for energy transport projects on BLM-administered public lands, these corridors are intended to facilitate long-distance movement of oil, gas or hydrogen via pipelines, and transmission and distribution of high-voltage electric power.

Visit the West-wide Energy Corridor Information Center website at https://www.corridoreis.anl.gov/ to view the corridors, as well as to learn about current work to identify potential revisions, deletions and additions to the network.