Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

National assessment of geologic carbon dioxide storage resources: allocations of assessed areas to Federal lands

April 3, 2015

Following the geologic basin-scale assessment of technically accessible carbon dioxide storage resources in onshore areas and State waters of the United States, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated that an area of about 130 million acres (or about 200,000 square miles) of Federal lands overlies these storage resources. Consequently, about 18 percent of the assessed area associated with storage resources is allocated to Federal land management. Assessed areas are allocated to four other general land-ownership categories as follows: State lands about 4.5 percent, Tribal lands about 2.4 percent, private and other lands about 72 percent, and offshore areas about 2.6 percent.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2015
Title National assessment of geologic carbon dioxide storage resources: allocations of assessed areas to Federal lands
DOI 10.3133/sir20155021
Authors Marc L. Buursink, Steven M. Cahan, Peter D. Warwick
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Scientific Investigations Report
Series Number 2015-5021
Index ID sir20155021
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Eastern Energy Resources Science Center