Energy Resources Program
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011
USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2011–3113
Using a geologic-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated an in-place oil shale resource of 906 billion barrels under Federal mineral rights, or 62 percent of the total oil shale in place, in the Green River and Washakie Basins, Wyoming. More than 67 percent of the total oil shale in-place resource, or 969 billion barrels, is under Federal surface management.
Categories: All, Oil Shale, Other Energy, Type: USGS Publication
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Outside Publication: International Journal of Coal GeologyThis study demonstrates the ability to estimate CO2 and CH4emissions for the Welch Ranch coal fire, Powder River Basin, Wyoming, USA, using two independent methods: heat flux calculated from aerial thermal infrared imaging and direct, ground-based measurements. Both approaches offer the potential for conducting inventories of coal fires to assess their gas emissions and to evaluate and prioritize fires for mitigation.
Categories: All, Environment Aspects, Environmental Effects, Regional Studies, Powder River Basin, Type: Outside Publication
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