Energy Resources Program
Welcome to the U.S. Geological Survey Energy Resources Program (ERP).
The Energy Resources Program is part of the USGS Energy and Minerals Mission Area that conducts research and assessments on the location, quantity, and quality of mineral and energy resources, including the economic and environmental effects of resource extraction and use.
The USGS Energy Resources Program addresses the challenge of increasing demand for energy sources by conducting basic and applied research on geologic energy resources and on the environmental, economic, and human health impacts of their production and use. The ERP provides reliable and impartial scientific information on geologically based energy resources, including: oil, natural gas, coal, coalbed methane (CBM), gas hydrates, geothermal resources, uranium, oil shale, and bitumen and heavy oil. The Energy Resources Program is also involved in studying the impacts of wind and solar energy development. The results of USGS research and USGS data are used to inform policymakers regarding domestic and foreign energy resources and to manage energy resources on Federal lands. Major consumers of our products are the land and resource management bureaus of the Department of the Interior, federal environmental and national security agencies, State geological surveys, the energy industry, and the environmental community.
Energy Program Inquiries
Mailing Address:12201 Sunrise Valley DriveNational Center, MS 913Reston, VA 20192Program Phone: 703-648-6470Telefax #: 703-648-5464Energy Program Inquiries Email: email@example.com
Vito Nuccio, Acting Program CoordinatorEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Douglas Duncan, Associate Program CoordinatorEmail: email@example.com
Jon Kolak, Associate Program CoordinatorEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vito Nuccio, Associate Energy Program Coordinator &EMEH Senior Management AdvisorEmail: email@example.com
Lisa Jordan, Financial AnalystEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Donna Read, Program Assistant (Program Information)Email: email@example.com
Donna Beaver Pizzarelli, Web Master & Education OutreachEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mailing Address:12201 Sunrise Valley Drive956 National CenterReston, VA 20192Telefax #: 703-648-6419
Dan Hayba, Science Center DirectorEmail: email@example.com
Terry Lerch, Associate Science Center DirectorEastern Energy Resources Science CenterEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathleen Spiegelberg, Team SecretaryEmail: email@example.com
Shirley McManus, Administrative OfficerEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mailing Address:Denver Federal Center, MS 939P.O. Box 25046Denver, CO 80225Telefax #: 303-236-5888
Charles Blome, Science Center DirectorCentral Energy Resources Science CenterEmail: email@example.com
David Ferderer, Associate Science Center DirectorEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mirian Cuara, Team AssistantEmail: email@example.com
Patricia Sprangers, Administrative OfficerEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mailing Address:345 Middlefield RoadMS 977Menlo Park, CA 94025Telefax #: 659-329-5163
Colin Williams, DirectorGeology, Minerals, Energy & Geophysics Science CenterEmail: email@example.com
Reston Office (USGS Headquarters)
USGS National Center
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20192, USA
USGS Employee Information Line: 703-648-7075 or 1-800-228-0975
National Center Directions
U.S. Geological Survey
Box 25046 Denver Federal Center
Denver, CO 80225, USA
USGS Employee Information Line: 303-236-8961
Airport to Denver Federal Center
Denver Federal Center Campus (PDF)
Menlo Park Office
U.S. Geological Survey
345 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
USGS Employee Information Line: 1-800-223-8081 (Option 1) or 650-329-5555
Menlo Park Area
Menlo Park Campus
For more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
The USGS, a bureau in the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), among many other things, focuses on onshore (and state offshore) U.S. energy resources (pre-development) and the geologic controls of resource abundance, quality, and location. It produces objective scientific information to inform decisionmakers and directly supports the DOI’s Mission of protecting and responsibly managing the Nation’s natural resources. Collectively, this information advances the scientific understanding of energy resources, contributes to plans for a balanced and secure energy future, and facilitates the strategic use and evaluation of resources.
National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program
Section 351 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Public Law 109-58, Sec. 351) directs the Secretary of the Interior, through the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), “to carry out a National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program” which comprises “State agencies that elect to be part of the system and agencies within the Department of the Interior that maintain geological and geophysical data and samples.”
(Links to Principal Federal “Energy” Agencies)
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
The Department of the Interior's (DOI), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), is the federal agency responsible for overseeing the safe and environmentally responsible development of energy and mineral resources on the Outer Continental Shelf.
Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
The Department of the Interior's (DOI), Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages vast stretches of public lands that have the potential to make significant contributions to the Nation's renewable energy portfolio. This gives the BLM a leading role in fulfilling the Administration's goals for a new energy economy based on a rapid and responsible move to large-scale production of solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass energy. The BLM also manages Federal onshore oil, gas and coal operations that make significant contributions to the domestic energy supply as the Nation transitions to a clean energy future.
The USDA Forest Service like BLM is also responsible for managing energy and mineral resources on federal onshore areas. Forest Service activities include the protection and management of natural resources on National Forest System lands. The Forest Service’s mission is to achieve quality land management under the sustainable multiple-use management concept to meet the diverse needs of people. It includes: providing international technical assistance and scientific exchanges to sustain and enhance global resources and to encourage quality land management.
Department of Energy (DOE)
DOE's mission is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States; to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that mission; and to ensure the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex.
Energy Information Administration (EIA)
The Energy Information Administration (EIA), created by Congress in 1977, is a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy. It provides policy-independent data, forecasts, and analyses to promote sound policy making, efficient markets, and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.
USGS Fact Sheet 2013–3111 (December 2013)
U.S. Geological Survey Energy and Minerals Science Strategy—A Resource Lifecycle Approach
USGS Circular 1383–D (April 2013)
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