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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?

Yates Petroleum Corp
105 S 4th St
Artesia, NM 88210

Ranks #1 out of 8,608 active lessees in 12 Western US states, based on total acres leased.
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Active Leases held by Yates Petroleum Corp and its subsidiaries

Leases: Current Leases | Leases held since 1982 | PAC contributions | Production

Region Current Leases  
Leases Acres
Leased
Producing
Acreage
 
The United States (ranks #1 of 8,608) 4,098  3,584,742  983,648  
 Colorado (ranks #4 of 1,342) 264  232,343  34,024  
  Archuleta County 1  2,196  0 map
  Garfield County 48  34,858  21,712 map
  Kiowa County 2  360  0 map
  Mesa County 2  2,993  2,993 map
  Moffat County 187  166,373  9,319 map
  Montezuma County 1  481  0 map
  Rio Blanco County 23  25,082  0 map
 Montana (ranks #42 of 1,116) 42  66,484  24,799  
  Big Horn County 31  34,545  15,895 map
  Powder River County 3  2,052  0 map
  Rosebud County 7  29,022  8,040 map
  Toole County 1  865  865 map
 Nevada (ranks #1 of 214) 421  825,187  0  
  Elko County 11  15,747  0 map
  Eureka County 68  120,208  0 map
  Mineral County 2  4,475  0 map
  Nye County 256  407,817  0 map
  White Pine County 84  276,940  0 map
 New Mexico (ranks #1 of 2,430) 1,455  897,441  302,293  
  Chaves County 479  355,400  143,489 map
  Eddy County 542  266,802  130,140 map
  Guadalupe County 13  18,435  0 map
  Hidalgo County 4  6,299  0 map
  Lea County 201  86,659  11,981 map
  McKinley County 23  18,556  0 map
  Otero County 18  22,535  0 map
  Quay County 11  15,187  0 map
  Rio Arriba County 11  4,287  0 map
  Roosevelt County 40  20,711  2,279 map
  Sandoval County 78  53,788  3,405 map
  San Juan County 30  23,467  11,000 map
  San Miguel County 4  3,559  0 map
  Socorro County 1  1,754  0 map
 Utah (ranks #9 of 871) 119  103,273  45,877  
  Duchesne County 28  16,419  9,205 map
  San Juan County 50  50,645  15,781 map
  Summit County 4  3,323  1,208 map
  Uintah County 37  32,886  19,683 map
 Wyoming (ranks #1 of 3,618) 1,796  1,459,719  576,655  
  Big Horn County 1  1,284  0 map
  Campbell County 274  172,150  57,265 map
  Carbon County 43  38,142  9,259 map
  Converse County 156  95,763  13,943 map
  Crook County 12  4,204  734 map
  Fremont County 296  226,210  183,097 map
  Johnson County 102  105,416  20,502 map
  Lincoln County 23  26,537  2,104 map
  Natrona County 132  75,613  38,930 map
  Niobrara County 26  21,394  40 map
  Sheridan County 7  11,390  0 map
  Sublette County 42  53,404  20,002 map
  Sweetwater County 657  609,377  228,227 map
  Uinta County 12  6,006  1,475 map
  Washakie County 10  11,751  0 map
  Weston County 3  1,077  1,077 map

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 Yates Petroleum Corp

Year Oil Produced Gas Produced
BarrelsConsumed in1000
cubic feet
Consumed in
1989417,167(35 minutes)7,669,462(3.5 hours)
19901,063,474(90 minutes)18,716,291(8.6 hours)
19912,275,662(3.3 hours)16,501,016(7.4 hours)
19923,117,441(4.4 hours)23,311,419(10.1 hours)
19932,306,777(3.2 hours)25,188,194(10.6 hours)
19941,567,226(2.1 hours)19,491,641(8.0 hours)
19951,415,342(1.9 hours)18,059,817(7.1 hours)
19962,009,643(2.6 hours)25,353,072(9.8 hours)
19972,032,020(2.6 hours)30,372,035(11.7 hours)
19981,380,687(1.8 hours)31,785,423(12.5 hours)
19991,117,842(82 minutes)31,372,174(12.3 hours)
20001,496,159(1.8 hours)37,444,779(14.1 hours)
20011,979,936(2.4 hours)39,560,884(15.6 hours)
20022,060,998(2.5 hours)37,989,658(14.5 hours)
20032,127,625(2.5 hours)40,599,511(16.2 hours)
Total*26,367,999(2.3 hours (avg per year))403,415,376(10.9 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 Yates Petroleum Corp

Contributions Election Cycle
2000 2002 2004 2000-2004
Total $61,750 $111,316 $61,060 $234,126
Republicans $61,750 $111,316 $61,060 $234,126
Democrats $0 $0 $0 $0

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

Subsidiaries ofYates Petroleum Corp

Subsidiaries
ABO Petroleum Corp
Estelle H Yates
Jo Ann Yates
John A Yates
John A Yates Jr
Judy H Yates
Lillie M Yates Estate
Los Chicos
Marico Expl Inc
Martin Yates III
Martin Yates III Estate
Myco Industries Inc
Peggy A Yates
Peggy A Yates Estate
Peyton Yates
Richard Yates
Rio De Viento Inc
S P Yates
S P Yates 1976 Trust
Sacramento Partners LP
Sharbro Oil Ltd Co
Trail Mountain Inc
Trust Q
Weed O&G Co
Yates Drilling Co

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.