USGS: 2.4 tcf of gas beneath eastern >Oregon, Washington

11/17/2008
An estimated 2.4 tcf of natural gas and 9.8 million bbl of natural gas liquids lie beneath eastern Oregon and Washington, the US Geological Survey reported. The figures are mean estimates of undiscovered gas resources beneath 60,000 sq miles of the two Pacific Northwest states. A USGS team conducted a geology-based assessment using the total petroleum system approach, the US Department of the Interior agency said. The work was done in 2006, but specific figures were not released until recently, a spokeswoman said.The report said the Columbia River Basalt Group, 4,000-18,000 ft in thickness, overlies the Cretaceous Tertiary total petroleum system in the area east of the Cascade Mountains. ...
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