Energy Resources Program
Energy resources research at USGS is featured in the May 29, 2009, issue of Science. The Science Report, “Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas in the Arctic”, provides new understanding of the future of petroleum, of the potential for environmental conflicts, and of the primary drivers of international energy politics in the Arctic. Building on a summary of findings released last summer, the Science Report presents the USGS Circum-Arctic Resource Appraisal, with new interpretations, detailed statistical results, and links to crucial maps and data tables in Science Online . Because of the recent retreat of Arctic ice and the prospect ofintensified energy resource development, this landmark study is vitally important to theArctic nations and to all those concerned about the fragile polar environments as well as future energy sources.
Vol. 324. no. 5931, pp. 1175 - 1179
Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas in the Arctic
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Arctic May Boost Oil and Gas Reserves
As part of the featured article, from the Science Podcast: an interview with Don Gautier on new estimates of the amount of undiscovered oil and gas in the Arctic. Listen to Podcast
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