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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?

Cimarex Energy Co
1700 Lincoln St. Suite 1800
Denver, CO 80203

Ranks #35 out of 8,608 active lessees in 12 Western US states, based on total acres leased.
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Active Leases held by Cimarex Energy Co 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 #35 of 8,608) 383  222,252  168,499  
 Colorado (ranks #257 of 1,342) 5  3,755  2,465  
  Bent County 1  819  819 map
  La Plata County 1  1,645  1,645 map
  Montezuma County 2  1,091  0 map
  Routt County 1  200  0 map
 Montana (ranks #119 of 1,116) 8  15,363  14,846  
  Big Horn County 6  14,130  14,130 map
  Carter County 1  716  716 map
  Richland County 1  517  0 map
 Nevada (ranks #42 of 214) 14  7,944  3,080  
  Nye County 12  4,520  3,080 map
  White Pine County 2  3,424  0 map
 New Mexico (ranks #55 of 2,430) 30  27,303  22,635  
  Sandoval County 11  13,072  9,284 map
  San Juan County 19  14,231  13,351 map
 Utah (ranks #85 of 871) 24  20,613  11,416  
  Carbon County 2  1,064  745 map
  Duchesne County 4  2,110  2,110 map
  Grand County 3  2,000  2,000 map
  San Juan County 1  1,122  1,122 map
  Uintah County 14  14,316  5,439 map
 Wyoming (ranks #30 of 3,618) 302  147,275  114,058  
  Campbell County 124  58,293  47,153 map
  Carbon County 3  1,656  1,656 map
  Converse County 101  57,370  39,017 map
  Crook County 27  6,161  5,724 map
  Fremont County 1  200  200 map
  Johnson County 9  4,878  4,397 map
  Lincoln County 4  2,461  1,015 map
  Natrona County 1  80  0 map
  Niobrara County 5  1,400  1,400 map
  Park County 1  199  199 map
  Sublette County 1  287  287 map
  Sweetwater County 25  14,291  13,011 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 Cimarex Energy Co

Year Oil Produced Gas Produced
BarrelsConsumed in1000
cubic feet
Consumed in
19940(less than a second)0(less than a second)
199528,953(2 minutes)0(less than a second)
199650,492(4 minutes)0(less than a second)
199743,868(3 minutes)0(less than a second)
199830,800(2 minutes)0(less than a second)
199921,392(95 seconds)0(less than a second)
200012,233(54 seconds)0(less than a second)
200113,352(59 seconds)118,975(3 minutes)
20028,093(35 seconds)69,673(95 seconds)
Total*209,183(2 minutes (avg per year))188,648(29 seconds (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 Cimarex Energy Co

Contributions Election Cycle
2000 2002 2004 2000-2004
Total $3,000 $2,000 $250 $5,250
Republicans $0 $0 $250 $250
Democrats $3,000 $2,000 $0 $5,000

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

Subsidiaries ofCimarex Energy Co

Subsidiaries
Cimarex Energy Co
Key Production Co 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.