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Drilling Dashboard update

Drilling Dashboard update

The Biden administration inherited a federal oil and gas program that was broken and rigged in favor of the oil and gas industry. It had been that way for decades, as documented repeatedly by the Government Accountability Office, Congressional Budget Office, and DOI’s...

2021 Spills Tracker

2021 Spills Tracker

The total number of oil and gas spills in each state was higher in 2021 compared to 2020. New Mexico operators reported a record number of drilling-related spills in 2021, as well as billions of cubic feet of wasted methane.

The oil industry’s forfeited public lands stockpile

The oil industry’s forfeited public lands stockpile

The oil and gas industry has spent recent months fear mongering about the Biden administration’s temporary pause on new federal oil and gas leases; however, new analysis finds that the industry has been forfeiting drilling leases and permits for years.

Western Oil and Gas Spills Tracker

Western Oil and Gas Spills Tracker

Each year, the Center for Western Priorities tracks oil and gas-related spills in Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming, assessing what spilled, where spills occur, and what companies are responsible, among other factors. Check out the latest data, or explore reports from past years.

By the numbers: Onshore oil and gas leasing and drilling under the Biden administration

Tracking Trump administration oil and gas handouts during a global pandemic

After a decade of racking up immense debt and rarely turning a profit, oil and gas corporations were briefly hammered by the COVID-19 pandemic and a global oil glut. Now, oil prices have rebounded. However, the Interior Department is bending over backwards to continue bailing out the industry—lowering royalty rates and granting lease suspensions, sidestepping their responsibility to provide taxpayers a fair return for publicly-owned oil and gas.

By The Numbers: Onshore oil and gas leasing under the Trump administration

By The Numbers: Onshore oil and gas leasing under the Trump administration

At lease once per quarter, the Bureau of Land Management offers up parcels of publicly-owned oil and gas at auction, primarily under public lands. These parcels can be purchased for as little as $2/acre. The Trump administration rushed to offer tens of million of acres for oil and gas development; however, oil and gas companies have only leased one fifth of the acreage offered at auction. This dashboard was continuously updated during the Trump administration.