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1: Executive Summary

2: About Oil/Gas Leases

3: Oil & Gas Impacts

4: Bush Admin Rollbacks

5: The Spin on Drilling

6: Hotspot: Roan Plateau, CO

7: Hotspot: Otero Mesa, NM

8: Hotspot: Rocky Mtn Front, MT

9: Hotspot: Powder River Basin, WY

10: Hotspot: Book Cliffs, UT

11: Oil, Gas, Political Cash

12: EWG Recommendations

13: Methodology

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Who Owns The West?

Marathon Oil Co
Po Box 2069
Houston,

Ranks #19 out of 8,608 active lessees in 12 Western US states, based on total acres leased.
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Leases held since 1982 by Marathon Oil Co and its subsidiaries

Leases: Current Leases | Since 1982 | PAC contributions | Production

Region Leases since 1982  
Leases Acres
Leased
Producing
Acreage
 
The United States 4,058  4,240,220  738,758  
 California 10  35,706  0  
  Modoc County 4  27,023  0  
  Monterey County 1  45  0  
  Siskiyou County 5  8,638  0  
 Colorado 219  226,146  43,127  
  Archuleta County 8  8,998  601  
  Baca County 4  5,255  0  
  Bent County 3  2,702  0  
  Cheyenne County 5  576  25  
  Crowley County 1  120  0  
  Dolores County 4  1,699  160  
  El Paso County 1  320  0  
  Garfield County 6  9,598  0  
  Gunnison County 2  821  84  
  Kiowa County 1  160  0  
  Kit Carson County 2  480  0  
  La Plata County 1  1,045  0  
  Las Animas County 3  5,259  0  
  Logan County 1  321  0  
  Mesa County 8  4,494  360  
  Moffat County 55  48,228  31,688  
  Montezuma County 19  15,247  1,920  
  Montrose County 2  1,721  961  
  Otero County 1  1,480  0  
  Pueblo County 1  40  0  
  Rio Blanco County 22  25,971  5,772  
  Routt County 39  71,893  0  
  San Miguel County 17  15,735  676  
  Weld County 11  3,363  880  
 Idaho 3  23,738  0  
  Bear Lake County 3  23,738  0  
 Montana 703  1,152,172  93,696  
  Beaverhead County 107  215,946  4,190  
  Big Horn County 76  122,100  0  
  Blaine County 6  3,137  0  
  Broadwater County 2  2,040  0  
  Carbon County 11  12,669  0  
  Carter County 2  1,080  880  
  Cascade County 6  3,560  0  
  Custer County 4  3,875  0  
  Daniels County 1  200  0  
  Dawson County 5  3,949  0  
  Deer Lodge County 1  642  0  
  Fallon County 7  6,521  0  
  Flathead County 30  72,838  0  
  Garfield County 4  2,577  0  
  Glacier County 1  10  0  
  Granite County 3  3,441  0  
  Hill County 2  278  0  
  Lewis and Clark County 1  1,938  0  
  Liberty County 2  640  80  
  Lincoln County 26  96,504  0  
  McCone County 3  3,966  0  
  Madison County 6  9,416  0  
  Meagher County 18  15,444  0  
  Phillips County 38  51,150  0  
  Powder River County 71  103,163  3,168  
  Powell County 16  22,698  0  
  Richland County 4  433  0  
  Roosevelt County 1  160  0  
  Rosebud County 18  38,375  0  
  Sanders County 1  640  0  
  Sheridan County 2  2,131  0  
  Silver Bow County 1  800  0  
  Stillwater County 7  7,814  0  
  Sweet Grass County 2  84  0  
  Teton County 1  200  0  
  Toole County 7  1,037  583  
  Treasure County 1  1,574  0  
  Valley County 209  339,142  84,796  
 Nevada 412  461,064  108,914  
  Elko County 20  61,563  9,909  
  Eureka County 19  79,036  0  
  Lincoln County 13  36,108  0  
  Nye County 299  134,185  68,664  
  White Pine County 61  150,172  30,341  
 New Mexico 602  403,331  151,396  
  Chaves County 50  53,095  36,797  
  Dona Ana County 5  10,566  0  
  Eddy County 117  56,337  37,948  
  Grant County 65  35,060  1,429  
  Hidalgo County 66  38,347  0  
  Lea County 32  9,602  3,514  
  Lincoln County 2  6,996  0  
  Luna County 216  112,905  3,903  
  McKinley County 2  1,280  0  
  Otero County 34  67,958  66,644  
  Rio Arriba County 4  7,105  1,121  
  Roosevelt County 1  320  0  
  Sandoval County 3  1,960  0  
  San Juan County 5  1,801  40  
 Oregon 33  125,959  0  
  Crook County 2  2,160  0  
  Jackson County 15  82,568  0  
  Sherman County 5  18,202  0  
  Wasco County 11  23,029  0  
 South Dakota 7  13,639  1,240  
  Fall River County 1  991  0  
  Harding County 5  6,111  1,240  
 Utah 647  905,361  110,016  
  Beaver County 67  159,311  0  
  Box Elder County 3  1,727  0  
  Carbon County 9  7,555  5,063  
  Daggett County 13  11,155  8,031  
  Duchesne County 6  7,457  4,897  
  Emery County 20  33,228  3,351  
  Garfield County 53  86,376  6,373  
  Grand County 93  81,388  5,619  
  Iron County 17  30,383  0  
  Juab County 1  1,920  0  
  Kane County 8  14,741  1,280  
  Millard County 24  54,387  0  
  Morgan County 4  3,828  0  
  Piute County 4  8,350  0  
  Rich County 25  56,626  4,694  
  Salt Lake County 3  5,738  0  
  San Juan County 133  131,917  20,769  
  Sanpete County 20  41,860  7,444  
  Sevier County 48  83,471  17,835  
  Summit County 4  4,674  1,000  
  Tooele County 1  1,756  0  
  Uintah County 63  34,946  16,787  
  Utah County 10  14,703  1,080  
  Wasatch County 3  5,221  0  
  Wayne County 14  21,005  5,794  
  Weber County 1  1,640  0  
 Washington 2  2,608  0  
  Pierce County 2  2,608  0  
 Wyoming 1,420  890,496  230,368  
  Albany County 1  400  0  
  Big Horn County 138  93,085  7,310  
  Campbell County 121  65,479  27,752  
  Carbon County 32  27,157  15,345  
  Converse County 150  78,819  30,234  
  Crook County 3  1,441  1,121  
  Fremont County 53  28,277  2,280  
  Goshen County 3  2,424  0  
  Hot Springs County 79  23,003  4,209  
  Johnson County 13  18,670  12,093  
  Lincoln County 67  33,653  11,681  
  Natrona County 104  41,473  7,235  
  Niobrara County 16  7,681  0  
  Park County 226  117,076  27,654  
  Sheridan County 50  60,108  3,017  
  Sublette County 4  3,963  1,402  
  Sweetwater County 227  194,170  73,272  
  Teton County 1  640  640  
  Uinta County 61  43,547  3,643  
  Washakie County 62  47,549  0  
  Weston County 9  1,880  1,480  

NOTE: EWG's estimates of leases that are currently producing oil or gas are constrained by the accuracy of information in BLM's Land and Mineral Records 2000 database, and may represent an overestimate. We have identified cases for which BLM has failed to enter the data necessary to identify particular leases on which production has ceased. An EWG request for more accurate production data is currently being processed by the Department of the Interior.

Source: EWG analysis of leasing and drilling records in 12 western states, contained in the Bureau of Land Management's Land and Mineral Records 2000 database, acquired by EWG May 15 2004.


Production of oil and gas by Marathon Oil Co

Year Oil Produced Gas Produced
BarrelsConsumed in1000
cubic feet
Consumed in
19893,967,405(5.5 hours)9,018,768(4.1 hours)
19903,934,302(5.6 hours)14,545,804(6.6 hours)
19913,769,229(5.4 hours)22,416,669(10.0 hours)
19923,212,649(4.5 hours)22,986,414(10.0 hours)
19932,638,009(3.7 hours)19,305,371(8.1 hours)
19942,451,849(3.3 hours)20,578,368(8.5 hours)
19953,175,526(4.3 hours)26,259,194(10.4 hours)
19963,141,831(4.1 hours)28,507,740(11.0 hours)
19972,921,955(3.8 hours)31,591,430(12.2 hours)
19982,569,492(3.3 hours)33,704,519(13.3 hours)
19992,152,619(2.6 hours)40,014,164(15.6 hours)
20002,204,493(2.7 hours)43,999,006(16.5 hours)
20012,960,723(3.6 hours)57,037,356(22.5 hours)
20023,911,603(4.8 hours)55,368,315(21.1 hours)
20033,436,621(4.1 hours)48,736,431(19.5 hours)
Total*46,448,306(4.0 hours (avg per year))474,069,549(12.9 hours (avg per year))

NOTE: Production information includes oil and gas production for both the parent company and its subsidiaries. A listing of subsidiaries is included below.

* Consumption rates listed in table reflect national average consumption during the entire available period of record for oil and gas production on western lands (typically 1989 through 2003). Consumption rates were compiled by EWG from U.S. Department of Energy data.

EWG analysis of oil and gas production data contained in Oil and Gas Operations Report 1989-2003 database, Minerals Management Service, received August 16 2004 in response to Freedom of Information Act request filed by EWG

Political contributions from individuals, PACs, soft money associated with Marathon Oil Co

Contributions Election Cycle
2000 2002 2004 2000-2004
Total $4,000 $0 $4,500 $8,500
Republicans $3,000 $0 $4,500 $7,500
Democrats $1,000 $0 $0 $1,000

Source: Environmental Working Group analysis of federal campaign contribution data compiled by Center for Responsive Politics.

Subsidiaries ofMarathon Oil Co

Subsidiaries
Tarragon Res Usa Inc

Information on subsidiaries and parent companies shown here represents our best estimate of corporate structure at the time of this website release, and are drawn from various publicly available sources. Please report any noted omissions and errors to EWG with a credible source or citation. Thank you.