Fossil Fuel Production (Coal, Oil, Gas) On Federal Lands Falls To Lowest Level In 9 Years, Since 2003

Mark Perry
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The EIA released data this week on the “Sales of Fossil Fuels Produced from Federal and Indian Lands, FY 2003 through FY 2011,” with the following highlights summarized by the Institute for Energy Research:

  • Fossil fuel (coal, oil, and natural gas) production on Federal and Indian lands is the lowest in the 9 years EIA reports data and is 6 percent less than in fiscal year 2010 (see chart above).
  • Crude oil and lease condensate production on Federal and Indian lands is 13 percent lower than in fiscal year 2010.
  • Natural gas production on Federal and Indian lands is the lowest in the 9 years that EIA reports data and is 10 percent lower than in fiscal year 2010.
  • Natural gas plant liquids production on Federal and Indian lands is 3 percent lower than in fiscal year 2010.
  • Coal production on Federal and Indian lands is the lowest in the 9 years of data that EIA reported and is 2 percent lower than in fiscal year 2010.

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