Colorado By The Numbers:
Competitive 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
 
                                                                           Accepted
 Geographic State            Number     Acres         Number      Acres    bonus bids
 
Oil and Gas
Pre-Reform Act leases /b/
Public domain
 
Colorado---------------        264     79,085
Montana----------------        258     74,078
Nevada-----------------          4        240
New Mexico-------------        865    227,544
Utah-------------------        189     68,903
Wyoming----------------        735    169,181
 
Total (16 states)------      2,741    667,784            NA         NA          NA
 
Acquired lands
 
Colorado---------------          5      1,052
Montana----------------          6      1,327
New Mexico-------------          3        159
Utah-------------------          1         40
Wyoming----------------         14      1,960
 
Total (23 states)------        330     96,409             NA        NA          NA
 
Public domain and
acquired lands
 
Colorado---------------        269     80,137
Montana----------------        264     75,405
Nevada-----------------          4        240
New Mexico-------------        868    227,703
Utah-------------------        190     68,943
Wyoming----------------        749    171,141
 
Total (25 states)------      3,071    764,193              NA        NA          NA
 
Pre-Reform Act
Future interest leases
Acquired lands
Colorado---------------          7      2,200
Wyoming----------------          6      1,514
 
Total (8 states)-------        234     48,810              NA        NA          NA
 
Total future interest--        235     49,050              NA        NA          NA
 
Total Pre-Reform Act
oil & gas leases-------      3,306    813,243              NA        NA          NA
 
Reform Act leases /c/
Public domain
 
Arizona----------------          4      4,639
Colorado---------------      1,001    761,344             187    133,759    1,506,790
Montana----------------        562    365,940             275    204,689    1,101,837
Nevada-----------------        463    538,477              33     30,742       90,776
New Mexico-------------      1,596    721,859             273    127,466   15,465,728
Utah-------------------        977    931,475             175    187,235    1,424,832
Wyoming----------------      6,363  4,507,922             955    665,513    8,681,244
 
Total (19 states)------     11,603  8,054,326           2,099  1,412,077   29,411,446
 
Acquired lands
 
Colorado---------------         77     27,078               8      5,554       14,996
Montana----------------        141    112,337              22     11,657       57,708
New Mexico-------------          6        560
Utah-------------------          4        303               2        179         1998
Wyoming----------------         26     17,154               7      5,751       12,121
 
Total (24 states)------      2,133    958,774             378    177,718    2,567,890
 
Public domain and acquired lands
Arizona----------------          4      4,639
Colorado---------------      1,078    788,422             195    139,313    1,521,786
Montana----------------        703    478,277             297    216,346    1,159,545
Nevada-----------------        463    538,477              33     30,742       90,776
New Mexico-------------      1,602    722,419             273    127,466   15,465,728
Utah-------------------        981    931,778             177    187,414    1,426,830
Wyoming----------------      6,389  4,525,076             962    671,264    8,693,365
 
Total (26 states)------     13,736  9,013,100           2,477  1,589,795   31,979,336
 
Reform Act
Future interest leases
Acquired lands
 
Colorado---------------          1        160
 
Total (6 states)-------        125     24,443             None       None         None
 
Total Reform Act competitive
oil & gas leases-------     13,861  9,037,543            2,477  1,589,795   31,979,336
 
 
Competitive protective leases /e/
Acquired
 
Colorado----------------         1        320
New Mexico--------------         1         27
Wyoming-----------------         1         80
 
Total (9 states)--------        25      8,163              None       None         None
 
Total competitive
oil & gas leases
(including
Competitive General Services
Administration (GSA) oil
and gas leases /d/,
9 states)---------------    17,205   9,869,747             2,477   1,589,795   31,979,336
 
Grand Total of all
competitive oil & gas
and geothermal leases---    17,366  10,099,131             2,481   1,596,032   32,239,346
 
 


Notes:

/a/ Includes leasing actions during the fiscal year as shown in the three
right-hand columns of this table.
 
/b/ Leases issued prior to the Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing Reform Act
of 1987. The three right-hand columns of the table do not apply to these
leases.
 
/c/ Leases issued under the Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing Reform Act of
1987.
 
/d/ Leases issued under the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 for lands previously
withdrawn or reserved from the Public Domain that are no longer needed by the
agency for which the lands were withdrawn, and that have been declared excess
or surplus by the General Services Administration.
 
/e/ Leases issued in accordance with the provisions of the Attorney General's
Opinion of April 2, 1941: they must have the consent of the jurisdictional
agency, must have drainage of oil and/or gas wells located on adjacent lands,
and must not be subject to leasing under any Leasing Act.
 
NA. Not applicable.
 
 


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


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