How on earth did I miss this report from the U.S. Geological Survey / U.S. Department of the Interior? USGS Announces Largest Continuous Oil Assessment in Texas and New Mexico USGS Identifies Largest Continuous Oil and Gas Resource Potential Ever Release Date: NOVEMBER 28, 2018 Estimates Include 46.3 Billion Barrels of Oil, 281 Trillion Cubic feet of Natural Gas, and 20 Billion Barrels of Natural Gas Liquids in Texas and New Mexico’s Wolfcamp Shale and Bone Spring Formation