Energy Resources Program

Energy Resources Program Home

Overview Map of the Greater Green River Formation Oil Shale bearing areas

Oil Shale

Click on the 'select area' to draw a polygon on the map and we'll provide an estimate of the amount of barrels of in-place oil from oil shale in the area (based on published data).

Notice Areas drawn on map will be restricted to a minimum area of one acre to match the cell size, or resolution, of the underlying data.

Notice Because of the necessary change in projection of the ESRI GRIDs contained in DDS-69-Y, the numbers calculated here will vary slightly (less than 1.3%) from the published resource numbers.


Page Last Modified: Friday, May 24, 2013


Publications Database
Publications & Advanced Search
A searchable database of thousands of published sources, dating back several decades
USGS Energy Data Finder
Find Data
USGS Energy Data Finder:  Download GIS and tabular data, databases, geospatial web services (ArcGIS, WMS, KML)
A single map viewer portal incorporating a range of maps, data and services
National Coal Resources Data System
National Coal Resources Data System
USGS coal resources databases of national scope