Naval oil shale lands may hold large Piceance gas potential

Thomas E. Hoak Kestrel Geoscience LLC Littleton, Colo. Alan L. Klawitter Consulting Geologist Denver, Colo. Kermit G. Witherbee Bureau of Land Management Lakewood, Colo. For many years, federal agencies have debated the fate of the Naval Oil Shale Reserves by juxtaposing the value of their natural resources and recreational value against ongoing operating costs. Recently, the decision was made to commence divestiture of these properties, and the Bureau of Land Management was instructed to conduct lease auctions. As part of this process, on Mar. 25, 1999, the BLM office in Lakewood, Colo., will accept oral bids at a lease auction for Na...

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