Central Energy Resources Science Center RSS feed of news related to Central Energy Resources Science Center https://www.usgs.gov/ en Bipartisan Infrastructure Law helps fund new USGS facility at Colorado School of Mines, focused on energy and minerals research https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/bipartisan-infrastructure-law-helps-fund-new-usgs-facility-colorado-school?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Golden, Colo. — Representatives from the U.S. Geological Survey and Colorado School of Mines began a new chapter of their partnership today, breaking ground on an innovative USGS Energy and Minerals Research Facility. </p> Mon, 13 Nov 2023 14:21:36 EST hkoehler@usgs.gov 65ca3583-1c00-4ea8-a2d9-4cbe7dd16d62 hkoehler@usgs.gov (hkoehler@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey MEDIA ADVISORY: Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Brain, Director Applegate to Attend Groundbreaking for USGS Energy and Minerals Research Facility https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/media-advisory-principal-deputy-assistant-secretary-brain-director?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>RSVP requested to Emilie Rusch, 720-432-5203, erusch@mines.edu OR</p> <p>Heidi Koehler, (720)320-1246, hkoehler@usgs.gov by <strong>10 a.m., Nov. 13, 2023</strong>. </p> Thu, 9 Nov 2023 13:31:53 EST hkoehler@usgs.gov 5883864d-aed9-40f7-9524-7e2cc47cce5a hkoehler@usgs.gov (hkoehler@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey EMRF Public Meeting Notice & Public Comment Period for Draft Environmental Assessment https://www.usgs.gov/special-topics/bipartisan-infrastructure-law-investments/news/emrf-public-meeting-notice-public?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>A Notice by the United States Geological Survey on February 8, 2023</p> Thu, 9 Feb 2023 11:09:11 EST apdemas@usgs.gov 0c7b92ee-4335-476d-9bb2-d13767775cac apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey USGS Initiates Environmental Assessment for Energy and Minerals Research Facility in Colorado https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/usgs-initiates-environmental-assessment-energy-and-minerals-research?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) announced today the initiation of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for a proposed research facility on the Colorado School of Mines campus in Golden, CO.</p> Wed, 24 Aug 2022 10:30:00 EDT apdemas@usgs.gov b88e2569-3eb3-4339-844a-25b2fe30d322 apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey New Energy and Minerals Research Facility Enters Design Phase https://www.usgs.gov/special-topics/bipartisan-infrastructure-law-investments/news/new-energy-and-minerals-research?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The USGS has signed a Memorandum for Cooperative Agreement with the Colorado School of Mines for the design of the upcoming energy and minerals research facility that will be built on the Colorado School of Mines campus.  </p> Fri, 20 May 2022 14:34:38 EDT apdemas@usgs.gov 42687d3c-110d-444a-9aaa-cb6b1b36c67d apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Secretary Haaland, Colorado Leaders Announce Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding to Build New USGS Research Building https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/secretary-haaland-colorado-leaders-announce-bipartisan-infrastructure-law?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>This release was originally shared by the Department of the Interior. </p> Fri, 18 Feb 2022 17:19:33 EST apdemas@usgs.gov 582cb35f-d1cc-4327-9413-e8c1670b6fa6 apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey USGS Releases Oil and Gas Assessment for the Bakken and Three Forks Formations of Montana and North Dakota https://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/usgs-releases-oil-and-gas-assessment-bakken-and-three-forks-formations?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The USGS has completed an oil and gas estimate for the Bakken and Three Forks Formations in the Williston Basin of Montana and North Dakota.  </p> Wed, 15 Dec 2021 11:00:00 EST apdemas@usgs.gov 1d480e6f-f4e0-4303-bf5c-0324dfecdc71 apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey USGS Estimates Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources in the Austin Chalk Formation of the U.S. Gulf Coast https://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/usgs-estimates-undiscovered-oil-and-gas-resources-austin-chalk-formation?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The Austin Chalk and Tokio and Eutaw Formations of the Gulf Coast Basin contain a mean of 6.9 billion barrels of oil and 41.5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas according to a <strong>new assessment</strong> by the U.S. Geological Survey. In comparison, the U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that the United States used <strong>7.5 billion barrels</strong> of petroleum products in 2019.</p> Thu, 29 Oct 2020 06:00:00 EDT apdemas@usgs.gov 8562c35d-f9c7-425f-af68-a994c0891de3 apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Special Issue Highlights One of the Most Extensive Gas Hydrate Datasets Ever Collected https://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/special-issue-highlights-one-most-extensive-gas-hydrate-datasets-ever?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The USGS and its research partners in India and Japan have reported on one of the most extensive data sets ever collected on the occurrence of natural gas hydrate.</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2020 04:45:00 EST apdemas@usgs.gov 3c3f5c05-5c49-42fd-95c5-9cfff746c1e3 apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey USGS Estimates 214 trillion Cubic Feet of Natural Gas in Appalachian Basin Formations https://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/usgs-estimates-214-trillion-cubic-feet-natural-gas-appalachian-basin?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The Marcellus Shale and Point Pleasant-Utica Shale formations of the Appalachian Basin contain an estimated mean of 214 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered, technically recoverable continuous resources of natural gas, according to new USGS assessments.</p> Thu, 3 Oct 2019 06:15:00 EDT apdemas@usgs.gov 9d340433-275b-4fcd-90ff-41ef61be8d85 apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey USGS Estimates 53.8 Trillion Cubic Feet of Natural Gas Hydrate Resources in the Alaska North Slope https://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/usgs-estimates-538-trillion-cubic-feet-natural-gas-hydrate-resources?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Access to 3D seismic mapping, along with a greater understanding of gas hydrate reservoir properties, yields estimates that are more precise.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2019 07:00:00 EDT apdemas@usgs.gov a323f16e-d60f-468b-a268-c91c1a2412ab apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Test Well Confirms Two Gas Hydrate Reservoirs in Alaska North Slope https://www.usgs.gov/news/featured-story/test-well-confirms-two-gas-hydrate-reservoirs-alaska-north-slope?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>In the far north of Alaska, near the giant Prudhoe Bay oil field, an international research consortium has been studying the potential of an altogether different energy source.  In late December of 2018, drilling operations confirmed the existence of two high-quality reservoirs that were fully saturated with a potential alternative fuel source: gas hydrate.</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2019 06:30:00 EDT apdemas@usgs.gov fe111054-311a-4c0e-be0a-9786da2f54e8 apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey USGS Announces Largest Continuous Oil Assessment in Texas and New Mexico https://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/usgs-announces-largest-continuous-oil-assessment-texas-and-new-mexico?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><em>Estimates Include 46.3 Billion Barrels of Oil, 281 Trillion Cubic feet of Natural Gas, and 20 Billion Barrels of Natural Gas Liquids in Texas and New Mexico’s Wolfcamp Shale and Bone Spring Formation.</em></p> Wed, 28 Nov 2018 11:30:00 EST apdemas@usgs.gov b7678d92-c597-42fb-be8a-b0b645be1e65 apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey USGS Estimates Oil and Gas in Texas’ Eagle Ford Group https://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/usgs-estimates-oil-and-gas-texas-eagle-ford-group?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The Eagle Ford Group of Texas contains estimated means of 8.5 billion barrels of oil, 66 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and 1.9 billion barrels of natural gas liquids, according to a new <strong>assessment</strong> by the U.S. Geological Survey. This estimate consists of <strong>undiscovered</strong>, <strong>technically recoverable resources</strong> in <strong>continuous accumulations</strong>.</p> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 07:00:00 EDT apdemas@usgs.gov 9ac22349-f8a8-4681-9f43-bf8ea40fb15a apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey USGS in South Korea https://www.usgs.gov/news/usgs-south-korea?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p> For several years, KIGAM, the Korean Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, has hosted an international program for geoscience resources (IS-Geo).  The IS-Geo program draws together federal and private-sector professionals from the international community to discuss a range of specific geoscience and mineral topics.</p> Fri, 23 Feb 2018 04:45:00 EST ababb@usgs.gov 22560afc-85e2-494a-b01b-c1ab1f44f9ad ababb@usgs.gov (ababb@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey USGS Estimates 40 Million Pounds of Potential Uranium Resources in Parts of Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma https://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/usgs-estimates-40-million-pounds-potential-uranium-resources-parts-texas?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><em>Estimates of Potential Uranium in the Southern High Plains Could Equal Just Under One Year of U.S. Needs.</em></p> Tue, 14 Nov 2017 06:30:00 EST apdemas@usgs.gov 207200ef-ac93-4be9-93da-5b6b2dd6703c apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Groundwork-How USGS Coal Assessments Assist EIA's Coal Forecasts https://www.usgs.gov/news/featured-story/geologic-groundwork-how-usgs-coal-assessments-assist-eias-coal-forecasts?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>It is difficult to overstate the importance of energy to the American economy.  Managing this vital sector depends on knowing how many energy resources we have, how many we use and need, and how these resources are transported</p> Thu, 26 Oct 2017 04:00:00 EDT apdemas@usgs.gov 0c866a95-7cce-41f3-a82a-ec9d09b2b8a4 apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Assessments Evolved: USGS Coal Research in the 21st Century https://www.usgs.gov/news/featured-story/assessments-evolved-usgs-coal-research-21st-century?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Although often associated with helping fuel the Nation’s growth during the Industrial Revolution, coal is very much part of our space-age present. In 2016, coal-fired power plants provided 30.4 percent of the country’s electricity, and it is an important source of employment in many states.</p> Mon, 23 Oct 2017 04:00:00 EDT apdemas@usgs.gov 3e7cd60b-4a3a-4d4b-9d6d-6ca7d891c1b5 apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Exploring Gas Hydrates as a Future Energy Source https://www.usgs.gov/news/featured-story/exploring-gas-hydrates-future-energy-source?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>In the past decade, the development of the Barnett, Eagle Ford, Marcellus, and other shales has dominated the national consciousness regarding natural gas. But in Alaska, another form of natural gas has been the focus of research for decades—methane hydrate.</p> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 03:00:00 EDT apdemas@usgs.gov a984c130-357b-41a7-afc4-84acc7775b7b apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey EarthWord–Gas Hydrate https://www.usgs.gov/news/science-snippet/earthword-gas-hydrate?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>No, this EarthWord isn’t how natural gas quenches its thirst-it just sounds like it...</p> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:45:00 EDT apdemas@usgs.gov 3b3e28b4-8bb8-499e-b345-98365e385185 apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey When Ice Yields Fire https://www.usgs.gov/news/featured-story/when-ice-yields-fire?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>When can ice yield fire? That’s the burning question at the heart of one of USGS’s longest-running research programs to date: the exploration of gas hydrates.</p> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 04:00:00 EDT apdemas@usgs.gov a03134fa-04b9-474c-b834-ead271135407 apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Forecasting the World’s Energy Resources https://www.usgs.gov/news/featured-story/forecasting-worlds-energy-resources?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>It is difficult to overstate the importance of energy to the American economy.  Managing this vital sector depends on knowing how many energy resources we have, how many we use and need, and how these resources are transported.</p> Thu, 5 Oct 2017 04:00:00 EDT apdemas@usgs.gov 4e21d534-898b-4183-ab80-a1ca1563be58 apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey New Uranium Mineral Named for USGS Scientist https://www.usgs.gov/news/science-snippet/new-uranium-mineral-named-usgs-scientist?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Everyone’s seen the news–scientists discover a new species of fly and name it for Beyonce; scientists discover a new species of monkey and auction its name off; etc. Hundreds of new species of animals, plants, and other organisms are discovered and named every year. But did you know that dozens of minerals are discovered every year too?</p> Sun, 1 Oct 2017 04:00:00 EDT apdemas@usgs.gov 29c31757-4a2a-42b9-8d32-89f06fc17a19 apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey USGS Estimates 304 Trillion Cubic Feet of Natural Gas in the Bossier and Haynesville Formations of the U.S. Gulf Coast https://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/usgs-estimates-304-trillion-cubic-feet-natural-gas-bossier-and?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>USGS also estimates 4 billion barrels of oil and 2 billion barrels of natural gas liquids in the two formations.</p> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 07:00:00 EDT apdemas@usgs.gov 180b94ed-14eb-4749-9bb5-e97ce2facf8f apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey USGS Releases New Standards for Natural Gas https://www.usgs.gov/news/technical-announcement/usgs-releases-new-standards-natural-gas?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>USGS now has the new standard for natural gas.</p> Thu, 8 Dec 2016 07:00:00 EST apdemas@usgs.gov dfb297fa-9222-41a9-8b73-a2adb09d608a apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey USGS Estimates 20 Billion Barrels of Oil in Texas’ Wolfcamp Shale Formation https://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/usgs-estimates-20-billion-barrels-oil-texas-wolfcamp-shale-formation?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>This is the largest estimate of continuous oil that USGS has ever assessed in the United States.</p> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 05:30:00 EST apdemas@usgs.gov e56c75dc-66f9-4518-838a-9ab991b4edda apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Large Deposits of Potentially Producible Gas Hydrate Found in Indian Ocean https://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/large-deposits-potentially-producible-gas-hydrate-found-indian-ocean?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>This research is the result of a partnership between the Government of India, the Government of Japan, and U.S. scientists.</p> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 07:00:00 EDT apdemas@usgs.gov b21d5047-c90f-4b9e-9294-137108e9dde9 apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey USGS Estimates 66 Trillion Cubic Feet of Natural Gas in Colorado’s Mancos Shale Formation https://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/usgs-estimates-66-trillion-cubic-feet-natural-gas-colorados-mancos-shale?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>This is the second-largest assessment of potential shale &amp; tight gas resources that the USGS has ever conducted.</p> Wed, 8 Jun 2016 10:00:00 EDT apdemas@usgs.gov f63a62af-22ad-49d6-8421-eacd96cc8ea1 apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey