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EWG INVESTIGATION

 

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?

Encana Oil & Gas Inc
1800, 855 - 2nd Street SW
Calgary,
Alberta, Canada

Ranks #2 out of 8,608 active lessees in 12 Western US states, based on total acres leased.
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Active Leases held by Encana Oil & Gas Inc 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 #2 of 8,608) 1,464  1,359,351  592,366  
 Colorado (ranks #1 of 1,342) 513  444,647  243,246  
  Dolores County 1  480  0 map
  Garfield County 140  108,936  41,932 map
  Mesa County 64  46,078  27,506 map
  Moffat County 8  6,343  3,719 map
  Montezuma County 2  1,268  1,268 map
  Rio Blanco County 297  281,483  168,761 map
  Weld County 1  60  60 map
 Montana (ranks #56 of 1,116) 61  50,159  37,394  
  Blaine County 10  10,473  7,432 map
  Carbon County 12  3,290  909 map
  Liberty County 1  490  490 map
  Phillips County 24  28,960  23,821 map
  Stillwater County 8  2,206  0 map
  Toole County 4  397  397 map
  Valley County 2  4,344  4,344 map
 Utah (ranks #6 of 871) 79  115,005  1,920  
  Carbon County 2  3,493  0 map
  Grand County 19  35,752  0 map
  San Juan County 12  12,121  0 map
  Uintah County 24  20,826  1,920 map
  Utah County 20  38,716  0 map
  Wasatch County 2  4,098  0 map
 Wyoming (ranks #3 of 3,618) 811  749,539  309,806  
  Big Horn County 14  27,998  0 map
  Campbell County 158  79,999  23,149 map
  Carbon County 14  16,917  9,827 map
  Converse County 47  29,609  520 map
  Crook County 45  29,292  3,031 map
  Fremont County 24  15,580  5,273 map
  Hot Springs County 4  3,854  0 map
  Lincoln County 17  8,350  7,134 map
  Natrona County 3  880  720 map
  Niobrara County 2  523  0 map
  Park County 19  15,603  1,708 map
  Sublette County 181  213,538  104,655 map
  Sweetwater County 259  284,015  148,376 map
  Uinta County 19  13,367  5,413 map
  Washakie County 5  10,013  0 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 Encana Oil & Gas Inc

Year Oil Produced Gas Produced
BarrelsConsumed in1000
cubic feet
Consumed in
198929,092(2 minutes)0(less than a second)
199013,845(70 seconds)0(less than a second)
19911,367(7 seconds)7,639(12 seconds)
19926,264(32 seconds)194,893(5 minutes)
199326,240(2 minutes)1,714,964(43 minutes)
199430,040(2 minutes)1,695,637(42 minutes)
1995123,348(10 minutes)3,149,428(75 minutes)
1996155,963(12 minutes)7,306,252(2.8 hours)
1997314,978(24 minutes)25,178,696(9.7 hours)
1998416,427(32 minutes)35,688,710(14.1 hours)
1999514,592(38 minutes)47,988,612(18.8 hours)
2000761,860(56 minutes)71,847,984(27.0 hours)
20011,053,105(77 minutes)92,904,457(36.6 hours)
20021,428,772(1.7 hours)135,957,576(2.2 days)
20031,085,571(78 minutes)121,599,346(2.0 days)
Total*5,961,464(31 minutes (avg per year))545,234,194(14.8 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 Encana Oil & Gas Inc

Contributions Election Cycle
2000 2002 2004 2000-2004
Total $12,000 $19,200 $4,000 $35,200
Republicans $12,000 $19,200 $4,000 $35,200
Democrats $0 $0 $0 $0

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

Subsidiaries ofEncana Oil & Gas Inc

Subsidiaries
Aec Oil & Gas USA Inc
Ballard Petroleum Holdings LLC
Mcmurry Oil Co
Pancanadian Petro 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.