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In-Place Oil Shale Resources Underlying Federal Lands in the Piceance Basin, Western Colorado

Fact Sheet 2010-3041

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Abstract

Using a geologic-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated an in-place oil shale resource of 1.07 trillion barrels under Federal mineral rights, or 70 percent of the total oil shale in place, in the Piceance Basin, Colorado. More than 67 percent of the total oil shale in-place resource, or 1.027 trillion barrels, is under Federal surface management.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
In-Place Oil Shale Resources Underlying Federal Lands in the Piceance Basin, Western Colorado
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2010-3041
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2010
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Central Energy Resources Science Center
Description:
4 p.
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N