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Annual Energy Review

September 2012  PDF | previous editions
Release Date: September 27, 2012

Table 4.10 Uranium Reserves, 2008 (Million Pounds Uranium Oxide)
Table 4.10  Uranium Reserves,1 2008
                        (Million Pounds Uranium Oxide)

Forward-Cost 2 Category (dollars 3 per pound) 
$50 or Less $100 or Less
 Total 539 1,227
      Wyoming 220 446
      New Mexico 179 390
      Arizona, Colorado, Utah 63 198
      Texas 27 40
      Others 4 50 154
1The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) category of uranium reserves is equivalent to the
internationally reported category of "Reasonably Assured Resources" (RAR).
Notes:    Estimates are at end of year.    See "Uranium Oxide" in Glossary.    For updates, see
2Forward costs include the costs for power and fuel, labor, materials, insurance, severance and ad
valorem taxes, and applicable administrative costs.  Past capital costs are considered "sunk" costs and
mining of the individual deposits may or may not return such costs to investors.  Sunk costs for such items
as exploration and land acquisition are excluded as are the costs for income taxes, profit, and the cost of
money.  The forward costs used to estimate U.S. uranium ore reserves are independent of the price at
which uranium produced from the estimated reserves might be sold in the commercial market.  Reserves
values in forward-cost categories are cumulative; that is, the quantity at each level of forward cost includes
all reserves at the lower cost in that category.
Web Page:  For related information, see http://www.eia.gov/nuclear/.
3Prices are not adjusted for inflation.  See "Nominal Dollars" in Glossary. Sources:  EIA, U.S. Uranium Reserves Estimates (July 2010), Table 1.
4Alaska, California, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Virginia,
and Washington.  
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