header graphic



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

Printer-Friendly Version




Atlas of Active Leases

Regional Summaries




Search for a Lease Holder





Who Owns The West?

Evergreen Resources Inc
1401 17th St #1200
Denver, CO 80202

Ranks #200 out of 8,608 active lessees in 12 Western US states, based on total acres leased.

Active Leases held by Evergreen Resources Inc and its subsidiaries

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

Region Current Leases  
Leases Acres
The United States (ranks #200 of 8,608) 74  56,303  12,333  
 Colorado (ranks #37 of 1,342) 53  37,026  9,761  
  Las Animas County 31  21,739  9,761 map
  Rio Blanco County 22  15,288  0 map
 Utah (ranks #91 of 871) 19  18,797  2,411  
  Carbon County 11  11,629  0 map
  Duchesne County 1  2,073  0 map
  San Juan County 5  3,654  2,411 map
  Utah County 2  1,441  0 map
 Wyoming (ranks #2,123 of 3,618) 2  480  160  
  Campbell County 1  320  0 map
  Converse County 1  160  160 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 Evergreen Resources Inc

Year Oil Produced Gas Produced
BarrelsConsumed in1000
cubic feet
Consumed in
198917,710(88 seconds)16,160(27 seconds)
199017,558(89 seconds)17,222(28 seconds)
199117,090(88 seconds)14,982(24 seconds)
199222,268(2 minutes)27,761(43 seconds)
199321,795(2 minutes)552,532(14 minutes)
199419,393(95 seconds)141,648(4 minutes)
199518,538(90 seconds)56,501(80 seconds)
19963,674(17 seconds)25,838(36 seconds)
19970(less than a second)21,111(29 seconds)
19990(less than a second)0(less than a second)
20000(less than a second)0(less than a second)
20010(less than a second)0(less than a second)
20020(less than a second)0(less than a second)
20030(less than a second)0(less than a second)
Total*138,026(47 seconds (avg per year))873,755(92 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 Evergreen Resources Inc

Contributions Election Cycle
2000 2002 2004 2000-2004
Total $0 $750 $25,200 $25,950
Republicans $0 $750 $25,200 $25,950
Democrats $0 $0 $0 $0

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

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.