5 Areas Where Oil and
Gas Drilling Is Off Limits
Photo credit: ConocoPhillips
Looking at the numbers
In 2011, total U.S. proven oil reserves grew by 15%
to 29 billion barrels of oil.
Looking at the numbers
Meanwhile, 2011 U.S. proven natural gas reserves
grew by 9.8% to 348.8 trillion cubic feet.
Looking at the numbers
Beyond that, there are billions of barrels of oil and
trillions of cubic feet of natural gas that a...
Looking at the numbers
Some of those potential reserves are currently off
limits, for a variety of reasons.
Photo credit: ...
Looking at the numbers
In fact, 175 billion barrels of oil equivalent exist on
federal lands. However, 30% is currently of...
What follows are …
… the five spots where oil
and gas drilling is
currently off limits.
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
• What’s at stake:
Up to 10 billion
barrels of
recoverable oil
• What’s the
holdup:
Congre...
Atlantic Coast
• What’s at stake:
3.3 billion barrels
of oil and 31.3
trillion cubic feet
of natural gas
• What’s the
hold...
Pacific Coast
• What’s at stake:
12 billion barrels
of oil equivalent
reserves
• What’s the
holdup: Long-
term ban on
leas...
Eastern Gulf of Mexico
• What’s at stake:
8 billion barrels
of oil equivalent
reserves
• What’s the
holdup: Long-
standing...
New York Marcellus Shale
• What’s at stake:
Several trillion
cubic feet of
natural gas
• What’s the
holdup: 5-year
morator...
Drill, baby, drill?
At current estimates,
ANWR presents the best
hope for a major oil
discovery.
Drill, baby, drill?
Up to 1.35 million barrels
of oil per day could be
produced.
Drill, baby, drill?
That’s almost as much as
the Bakken and Eagle Ford
combined.
Drill, baby, drill?
Opening up these five
areas could allow the U.S.
to become OPEC’s worst
nightmare.
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  • Photo credit: http://www.conocophillips.com/newsroom/Pages/image-gallery.aspx
  • Source: http://www.eia.gov/naturalgas/crudeoilreserves/
  • Source: http://www.eia.gov/naturalgas/crudeoilreserves/
  • Source: http://www.conocophillips.com/newsroom/Pages/image-gallery.aspx
  • Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/23024164@N06/8351287627/sizes/c/in/photolist-dHYwRH-cHAni3-bCDDTy-dXL6E1-enH7x9-9mqdUD-9akUhV-9jfaZx-ayKXqZ-8r94t8-9ygLSs-8eZJ11-dJtpmS-dJttF1-dJtuiN-dJtrdh-dJo2kX-dLyHu4-doQjVV-fnfwTb-f7dymJ-drEu1U-drEkrv-drEtSu-drEu9C-8CNg6x-8CNg3M-8CNg86-8CNg4X-8CRmyA-7LntBg-bXrsPN-bXrtJW-f93ngC-f93cSq-f8N5sM-f8N7KB-f8N9vg-f8N8Mn-f93qY7-f93mSU-f934kJ-f93aaN-f93nJm-f8MYTx-cGEW7s-dJtrv7-dJtsM5-dJtqyS-dJnXYn-dJo1rV/
  • Source: http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/Oil-and-Gas_Leasing_One-Col.pdf and http://cnsnews.com/news/article/lifting-drilling-restrictions-could-increase-us-reserves-30-percent-study-finds
  • Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/madpai/699384852/in/photolist-24NwKw-24NxfW-24NyYq-24NzAf-24NAj3-24NAyy-24NAYy-24NBi7-24NBEo-24NCjA-24NDQA-24NE1W-24NEM9-24NFKu-24NGnd-24NGxo-24NH9W-24NJeG-4MG4b6-5y5aaF-6cEFB6-6cEFCP-6cEFJP-6cJP1j-6cJP4L-6cJP6d-6cJPaf-6cJPdU-aMt7ae-aMtKfk-aMt6qT-aMt7SX-aMtHEM-aMt7pK-aMtJ7c-aMtJR2-aMtKJa-aMt6NV-aMtHiZ-aMtJvH-aMtGWi-aMt64c-aMt5zg-aAH8Z2/lightbox/Sources: http://www.netl.doe.gov/publications/factsheets/policy/Policy006.pdf and http://www.eia.gov/pub/oil_gas/petroleum/analysis_publications/arctic_national_wildlife_refuge/html/analysisdiscussion.html#resource assessment and http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204136404577211622066731382.html and http://www.anwr.org/Headlines/U.S.-House-Votes-to-Open-ANWR.php and http://www.anwr.org/Background/How-much-oil-is-in-ANWR.php
  • Picture credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/51096110@N00/5059603477/in/photolist-8H6MQH-dFemGS-c8fETA-8hNmXr-8hRrTj-8hNj6F-8hNdBM-8hRz2d-8hRzBo-8hRs5W-8hNc1p-8hRuiY-9B4Qjn-8hNidD-8hNniM-8hRwNw-8hRxkq-8hRvxC-8hRBk7-8hNjs4-8hNo84-8hRCdQ-8hNdM4-8hRuS7-8hRqFJ-8hNe8P-8hRA8d-8hRADQ-8hNfp6-8hRtss-8hRti3-8hRv4j-8hNfd6-8hRt83-8hNjgx-8hNovx-8hNdXt-8hRtNE-8hNnYc-8hRvGC-8hNfVH-8hNipc-8hRvcN-8hRtCS-8hRzdw-8hRw3E-8hNhQa-8hNfKe-8hRwd3-8hRAis-8hRwnoSources: http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2010/04/11/you-can-t-always-get-what-you-want.html and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offshore_drilling_on_the_US_Atlantic_coast and http://www.boem.gov/uploadedFiles/BOEM/Oil_and_Gas_Energy_Program/Resource_Evaluation/Resource_Assessment/BOEM-2012-016[1].pdf
  • Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sneddon/4540282298/sizes/z/in/photolist-7Vd8Kh-9VunqS/Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offshore_oil_and_gas_in_California
  • Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/73416633@N00/263335138/sizes/z/in/photolist-pgEn1-CqmJM-Ftguk-LT4FN-MGKBM-21NLZg-21P594-21P5E4-2c5ECk-2mG2aZ-2mLnLS-2nsPfK-2s3ncj-2spGTh-2spHG1-2Wmrt6-3c2Jt9-4qE1cr-4vFnKv-4vFnMk-4vFnNZ-4vFnSH-4vFo7H-4vFohV-4vKt19-4vKtjf-4vKtoA-4vKtpC-4vKtrN-4PnGjD-4PrXhm-4PrXmJ-4QjTNz-4QjTPT-4QjTS2-4QjTTn-4QjTVc-4QjTWi-4QjTWB-4QjTWX-4QjTY4-4QjTYV-4QjTZ6-4QjTZx-4QjU3r-4QjU4e-4QjU5V-4QjU6k-4QjU8v-4QjU8P-4QjUaa/Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offshore_oil_and_gas_in_the_United_States
  • Photo credithttp://www.flickr.com/photos/nicholas_t/7770508920/Sources: http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/46288.html andhttp://breakingenergy.com/2013/03/14/ny-assembly-extends-fracking-moratorium-until-2015/
  • http://www.eia.gov/pub/oil_gas/petroleum/analysis_publications/arctic_national_wildlife_refuge/html/execsummary.html andhttp://bakkenshale.com/news/bakken-oil-production-sets-record-at-more-than-750000-bd-in-june/ and http://www.rigzone.com/news/oil_gas/a/128520/Eagle_Ford_June_Oil_Output_Up_60_from_Year_Ago
  • http://www.eia.gov/pub/oil_gas/petroleum/analysis_publications/arctic_national_wildlife_refuge/html/execsummary.html andhttp://bakkenshale.com/news/bakken-oil-production-sets-record-at-more-than-750000-bd-in-june/ and http://www.rigzone.com/news/oil_gas/a/128520/Eagle_Ford_June_Oil_Output_Up_60_from_Year_Ago
  • Do These 5 Locations Hold the Keys to American Energy Independence?

    1. 1. 5 Areas Where Oil and Gas Drilling Is Off Limits Photo credit: ConocoPhillips
    2. 2. Looking at the numbers In 2011, total U.S. proven oil reserves grew by 15% to 29 billion barrels of oil.
    3. 3. Looking at the numbers Meanwhile, 2011 U.S. proven natural gas reserves grew by 9.8% to 348.8 trillion cubic feet.
    4. 4. Looking at the numbers Beyond that, there are billions of barrels of oil and trillions of cubic feet of natural gas that are unproven but could one day be discovered and produced. Photo credit: ConocoPhillips
    5. 5. Looking at the numbers Some of those potential reserves are currently off limits, for a variety of reasons. Photo credit: Flickr/Damian Gadal
    6. 6. Looking at the numbers In fact, 175 billion barrels of oil equivalent exist on federal lands. However, 30% is currently off limits. Source: CBO
    7. 7. What follows are … … the five spots where oil and gas drilling is currently off limits.
    8. 8. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge • What’s at stake: Up to 10 billion barrels of recoverable oil • What’s the holdup: Congressional approval Photo credit: Madhav Pai
    9. 9. Atlantic Coast • What’s at stake: 3.3 billion barrels of oil and 31.3 trillion cubic feet of natural gas • What’s the holdup: Drilling currently banned through 2017Photo credit: Flickr/dok1
    10. 10. Pacific Coast • What’s at stake: 12 billion barrels of oil equivalent reserves • What’s the holdup: Long- term ban on leasing new acreage Photo credit: Jim Sneddon
    11. 11. Eastern Gulf of Mexico • What’s at stake: 8 billion barrels of oil equivalent reserves • What’s the holdup: Long- standing federal and state restrictions Photo credit: Flickr/colros
    12. 12. New York Marcellus Shale • What’s at stake: Several trillion cubic feet of natural gas • What’s the holdup: 5-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing Photo credit: Flickr/Nicholas A. Tonelli
    13. 13. Drill, baby, drill? At current estimates, ANWR presents the best hope for a major oil discovery.
    14. 14. Drill, baby, drill? Up to 1.35 million barrels of oil per day could be produced.
    15. 15. Drill, baby, drill? That’s almost as much as the Bakken and Eagle Ford combined.
    16. 16. Drill, baby, drill? Opening up these five areas could allow the U.S. to become OPEC’s worst nightmare.
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