Federal lands access in the US Rockies: Is the glass 40% empty or 60% full?

As US energy needs grow, basins in the US West have been identified as a significant future supply source to help meet these needs, especially for natural gas.Of the 23 tcf of gas that the US uses annually, about 4 tcf are imported. The US Energy Information Administration in its Energy Outlook 2003 projects that the demand for gas will rise to 35 tcf by 2025.Basins in the Rocky Mountains represent the second largest gas resource in the US after the Outer Continental Shelf and can help meet this demand. While the resource base in the West is substantial, it is dominated by unconventional gas, primarily tight sands and coalbed methane.At the same time, the Rocky Mountain region is one wher...

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