Oil, Gas and Coal Resources on Federal Lands: Background and Fair Value Issues


Marybeth T. Baldwin (Editor)

Series: Energy Policies, Politics and Prices
BISAC: SCI024000

Production of oil and natural gas from leases on federal lands and waters is an important part of the nation’s energy portfolio and a significant source of revenue for the federal government. This book examines steps the Interior has taken to ensure the public receives a fair return on oil and gas resources since 2007.

It also examines the number of tracts leased, along with the trends in associated coal production and revenues generated since 1990; BLM’s implementation of the process to estimate fair market value for coal leases; the extent to which BLM considers coal exports and domestic coal reserve estimates when estimating fair market value; and the extent to which BLM communicates information on federal coal lease sales to the public. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Oil and Gas Resources: Actions Needed for Interior to Better Ensure a Fair Return
United States Government Accountability Office

Chapter 2. Coal Leasing: BLM Could Enhance Appraisal Process, More Explicitly Consider Coal Exports, and Provide More Public Information
United States Government Accountability Office


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