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Wyoming and Gulf of Mexico dominate fossil fuels production

Hydrocarbon Engineering,


According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), sales volumes of fossil fuels from production on federal and Indian lands in fiscal year (FY) 2013 varied widely by state:

Fossil fuels

Wyoming and the federal Gulf of Mexico together produced 73% of the federal and Indian lands fossil fuels total in FY 2013. New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah were the next largest production states.

Crude oil

The federal Gulf of Mexico produced 69% of the federal and Indian lands crude oil total in FY 2013. New Mexico, North Dakota, and Wyoming were the next largest crude oil producers on federal and Indian lands. Crude oil production on federal and Indian lands represents most of the total (public and private) crude oil production in New Mexico, Wyoming, and Utah.

Bakken

According to the EIA, rapidly increasing crude oil production from the Bakken formation lifted federal and Indian lands production volumes in North Dakota past production volumes in Wyoming in FY 2013. Federal and Indian lands crude oil production in both North Dakota and New Mexico has increased rapidly in recent years.

Natural gas

Wyoming, the federal Gulf of Mexico, New Mexico, and Colorado together represented 86% of total production of natural gas on federal and Indian lands in FY 2013. The federal Gulf of Mexico’s rapidly declining natural gas production was lower than the production level in Wyoming beginning in FY 2012. New Mexico’s federal and Indian production has declined steadily between FY 2003 and FY 2013.

Coal

Production of coal on federal and Indian lands is dominated by Wyoming, which accounted for 80% of the total in FY 2013. Montana, Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico were the next biggest coal producers on federal and Indian lands. Production in Wyoming and Montana has been declining since FY 2009, reflecting generally declining demand for coal over the period.


Adapted from a press release by Emma McAleavey.

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