This graph shows the total acreage of the four largest US oil companies in Alberta, Canada, based on partial information provided by the Alberta authorities and SEC filings.
The Alberta provincial government’s Department of Energy database shows 1.1 million acres for Koch Oil Sands Operating ULC (KOSO) while “closer to two million” is the figure confirmed by the Washington Post:
“An oil industry official with direct knowledge of Koch’s lease holdings, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to protect his relationship with the firm, has said that Koch’s leases in the oil-sands region are ‘closer to 2 million.’ This is possible because big companies frequently use brokers or private affiliates to quietly buy rights without triggering a scramble for nearby acreage. If that is the case, Koch Industries ranks as the largest leaseholder in Alberta.”
Total acreage of the top leading US oil companies, Chevron, ConocoPhillips and ExxonMobil is derived from the database of their filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Alberta provincial government’s Department of Energy database. Total Koch acreage is found in the Alberta Government database, though IFG estimates the Koch’s land holdings in Alberta tar sands oil fields based upon two Koch industry insider’s own estimates of Koch acreage, who cite Koch acreage at 2 million, or “closer to 2 million.”
See Alberta’s database of Koch acreage with these seven steps.
See IFG’s breakdown with links to Kochs’ 299 land deals.
View Conoco’s 10-K 2015 (page 10) confirming their .9 million acres here. To see their oil sands agreements, click here.
To view Exxon’s 10-K 2015 (page 14) confirming their .7 million acres, click here. To see their oil sands agreements, click here.
Click here to view a breakdown of Chevron’s oil sands agreements.
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