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The Energy & Minerals Program provides geologic information to government, industry, and individuals to encourage and aid in the prudent development of the state’s mineral and energy resources. These reports also inventory, document, and research Utah’s abundant mineral and energy resources and supplement the Utah Core Research Center.

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Utah Shales May Contain The “Right Stuff”—Natural Gas Natural Gas 2011
UGS Explores for New Geothermal Resources in Utah Geothermal Energy 2011
Natural Buttes Field – Utah’s “tight” sandstone gas storehouse Oil and Gas 2011
The Mercur District: A History of Utah’s Top Gold Camp Minerals 2010
Major Oil Plays in Utah and Vicinity Oil and Gas 2010
Legislative Directives to the Utah State Energy Program 2009 Energy 2010
Uranium – Fuel for the 21st Century? Mining 2010
Saline Water Disposal in the Uinta Basin, Utah: Protecting fresh water while allowing for increased hydrocarbon production Hydrocarbons 2010
Utah's Energy Landscape Energy 2009
Carbon Dioxide Sequestration Demonstration Project Underway in Utah! Renewable Resources 2009
Utah’s Renewable Energy Zone Assessment Renewable Energy 2009
Evaluating Utah’s Oil Shale Resource Oil Shale 2009
Ancient Exhumed River Channels of the Morrison and Cedar Mountain Formations Geologic History 2008
Energy Codes Training Energy 2008
Geothermal Energy Development in Utah Geothermal Energy 2008
A New Uranium Boom? Mining 2008
Race to ore: the beginnings of open-pit copper mining, a century of open-pit mining at Bingham Canyon Mining 2007
Open-Pit Copper Mining Mining 2007
Utah Core Research Center: Aiding Utah’s Petroleum Development Oil and Gas 2007
Tight Gas Reservoirs, Uinta Basin Oil and Gas 2007
The Status of Wind Energy Development in Utah Renewable Energy 2007
Utah Shale Oil and Gas 2007
Taking Another Look at Utah’s Tar Sand Resources Tar Sands 2007
Lisbon Valley Copper Project Mining 2006
Funding Encourages a Wide Spectrum of Research on Utah's Hydrocarbon Resources Hydrocarbons 2006
Utah Key Player in Future Oil Shale Development Oil Shale 2006
Geothermal Development in Utah - New Incentives and New Projects Geothermal Energy 2006
Increased Oil and Gas Drilling in Utah Starting to Produce Dividends Oil and Gas 2006
Utah’s Anemometer Loan Program Renewable Energy 2006
“Bubblin’ Crude” at Rozel Point, Box Elder County Great Salt Lake 2005
Deep Utah coal deposits – repositories for greenhouse gas emissions? Energy 2005
“Elephant” Discovered in Central Utah? Oil and Gas 2005
State Energy Program Energy 2005
UGS Awarded DOE Grant Oil and Gas 2004
Storing Carbon Dioxide Emissions Underground — New Projects Energy 2004
Gilsonite – An Unusual Utah Resource Mining 2004
New Oil and Gas Fields Map of Utah Oil and Gas 2004
Rules limiting mercury emissions Energy 2004
An Up Close and Personal View of Cherokee Oil Field Oil and Gas 2003
Leamington Cement Plant Energy 2003
Coalbed-Gas Exploration in Utah Oil and Gas 2003
Storing Carbon Dioxide Beneath the Colorado Plateau Energy 2003
Natural Gas Development Continues to Expand in Utah Oil and Gas 2003
Too Many Wells — or Too Few Water 2002
Renaissance in Oil Shale Leasing on State Lands Oil Shale 2002
Growing importance of coalbed gas in Utah Energy 2002
Utah’s Petroleum Industry Posts Banner Year in 2001 Oil and Gas 2002
How can I stake a mining claim? Rocks and Minerals 2000
Metalliferous Resources of Utah Resources 1999
Large Mine Permits in Utah Mining 1999

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