Colorado By The Numbers:
Noncompetitive Oil and Gas and Geothermal Leasing on Public Lands,
Fiscal Year 1996

                               Leases in effect as of         Leases issued
                                September 30, 1996/a/        during fiscal year
 
Geographic State                  Number       Acres            Number       Acres    
 
Oil and gas
Pre-Reform Act
Over-the-counter leases /b/
Public domain
 
Arizona------------------------       7        4,039
Colorado-----------------------     839      706,235                2        4,285
Montana------------------------   1,046    1,479,319
Nevada-------------------------      69      126,386
New Mexico---------------------   3,177    2,202,954
Utah---------------------------     670      522,456
Wyoming------------------------   2,128    1,107,303
 
Total (21 states)--------------   8,732    6,398,033                2        4,285
 
Acquired lands
 
Colorado-----------------------      17        6,197
Montana------------------------      58       26,899
New Mexico---------------------       3        1,937
Utah---------------------------      10        1,692
Wyoming------------------------      17        3,994
 
Total (28 states)--------------     721      571,804                3          396
 
Public domain and acquired lands
 
Arizona------------------------       7        4,039
Colorado-----------------------     856      712,432                2        4,285
Montana------------------------   1,104    1,506,218
Nevada-------------------------      69      126,386
New Mexico---------------------   3,180    2,204,891
Utah---------------------------     680      524,148
Wyoming------------------------   2,145    1,111,297
 
Total Pre-Reform Act
over-the-counter leases
(32 states)--------------------   9,453    6,969,837                5        4,681
 
Pre-Reform Act
Simultaneous leases
Public domain
 
Arizona------------------------       1            7
Colorado-----------------------   1,362      967,970
Idaho--------------------------       1          720
Montana------------------------     476      378,955
Nevada-------------------------     248      502,509
New Mexico---------------------   1,877    1,151,192
Utah---------------------------     656      626,565
Wyoming------------------------   5,043    2,946,366
 
Total (22 states)--------------  10,282    6,804,236              None         None
 
Acquired lands
 
Colorado----------------------       77       36,907
Montana-----------------------       69       73,574
New Mexico--------------------       25        6,195
Utah--------------------------        8        3,621
Wyoming-----------------------       58       22,151
 
Total (25 states)-------------    1,067      753,271              None         None
 
Public domain and acquired lands
 
Arizona----------------------         1            7
Colorado---------------------     1,439    1,004,877
Idaho------------------------         1          720
Montana----------------------       545      452,529
Nevada-----------------------       248      502,509
New Mexico-------------------     1,902    1,157,387
Utah-------------------------       664      630,186
Wyoming----------------------     5,101    2,968,517
 
Total Pre-Reform Act
simultaneous leases (29 states)  11,349    7,557,507               None         None
 
Pre-Reform Act
Future interest leases
Acquired lands
 
Colorado---------------------        13        2,563
Wyoming----------------------         4        1,151
 
Total Pre-Reform Act
future interest leases (10 states)   43       36,424               None         None
 
Total Pre-Reform Act
noncompetitive leases            20,845   14,563,768                  5        4,681
 
Reform Act leases /c/
Public domain
 
Arizona----------------------         35      60,376
Colorado---------------------        596     685,972                 58       74,298
Idaho------------------------          4       5,654
Montana----------------------        334     270,196                 75       76,352
Nevada-----------------------        784   1,461,979                 80      147,630
New Mexico-------------------        511     662,216                 32       68,157
Utah-------------------------      1,021   1,329,741                 99      129,538
Wyoming----------------------      3,830   3,297,961                412      355,326
 
Total (21 states)------------      7,353   7,938,418                767      861,450
 
Acquired lands
 
Arizona----------------------          7      10,716
Colorado---------------------         19       5,415
Montana----------------------         78      60,954                  12       6,678
New Mexico-------------------          3       6,261
Utah-------------------------          6       2,373
Wyoming----------------------         38      17,717                  15       2,989
 
Total (25 states)------------        913     493,673                 126      67,632
 
Public domain and acquired lands
 
Arizona----------------------         42      71,092
Colorado---------------------        615     691,387                  58      74,298
Idaho------------------------          4       5,654
Montana----------------------        412     331,150                  87      83,030
Nevada-----------------------        784   1,461,979                  80     147,630
New Mexico-------------------        514     668,477                  32      68,157
Utah-------------------------      1,027   1,332,114                 101     129,575
Wyoming----------------------      3,868   3,315,678                 427     358,315
 
Total (27 states)------------      8,266   8,432,091                 893     929,082
 
Total Reform Act
noncompetitive leases
(including 
Reform Act
Future interest
Acquired lands)--------------      8,267   8,432,638                 893     929,082
 
Total oil and gas
noncompetitive leases             29,112  22,996,406                 898     933,763
 
Grand Total all
noncompetitive leases
(Including geothermal)            29,310  23,247,293                 899     934,083
 


Notes:

/a/ Includes leasing actions during the fiscal year as shown in the two
right-hand columns of this table.
/b/ Leases issued prior to the Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing Reform Act
of 1987.
/c/ Leases issued under the Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing Reform Act of
1987.
 


Source: Public Lands Statistics - 1996, from the Bureau of Land Management.


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