Table 4. Eagle Plain oil and gas scenario results.

Indicator Eagle Plain oil and gas scenario
Socioeconomic indicators
Commodity production Based on 30-year play: 2.0 trillion cubic feet natural gas, 2.74 million barrels oil
Revenue Based on $10/million cubic feet natural gas: $500 million–$1.2 billion/yr
Based on $60/barrel oil: $30 million/yr
Employment (annual) Exploration: 120 annual full-time equivalent positions for 20- to 30-year period
Production: 300–350 annual full-time equivalent positions for 30-year period
Wages (annual) $36 million at peak production
Royalties Based on $10/million cubic feet natural gas and 10% royalty rate: $50–$120 million/yr
Regional population Additional 300–350 full-time energy sector workers in region (housed in work camps) for 30-year period

Ecological and land use indicators
Maximum surface disturbance 7500–20,000 ha
Maximum linear density 0.7–1.3 km/km²
Barren-ground caribou winter HEI§ 20–40% reduction
Moose late-fall HEI§ 20–40% reduction
Royalty rates fluctuate in response to price and production. Beyond a certain royalty level, most resource royalties would flow back to the federal government and would not be retained by Yukon.
Surface disturbance and linear density reported as a range of maximum values. Operating practices and reclamation assumptions have a significant influence on potential levels of disturbance and the life span of those disturbances.
§Focal wildlife species Habitat Effectiveness Index (HEI) values are presented as a range of maximum and minimum values related to the maximum and minimum surface disturbance and linear density indicator levels. HEI value is reported as percent reduction compared with RNV results.