U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production in Federal and Non-Federal Areas [April 3, 2015] [open pdf - 305KB]
"A number of proposals designed to increase domestic energy supply, enhance security, and/or amend the requirements of environmental statutes that apply to energy development were before the 113th Congress and are likely to be reintroduced in the 114th Congress. A key question in this discussion is how much oil and gas is produced in the United States each year and how much of that comes from federal versus non-federal areas. Oil production has fluctuated on federal lands over the past five fiscal years but has increased dramatically on non-federal lands. Non-federal crude oil production has been rapidly increasing in the past few years, partly due to favorable geology and the ease of leasing, rising by 3.0 million barrels per day (mbd) between FY2010 and FY2014, causing the federal share of total U.S. crude oil production to fall from 36.4% to 21.4%." This document includes tables and graphs to illustrate the text.
CRS Report for Congress, R42432
Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html