The Office of Fossil Energy's (FE) mission is to discover and develop advanced fossil energy technologies to ensure American energy dominance, create American jobs, support a resilient infrastructure, maintain environmental stewardship, and enhance America’s economy. FE ensures America’s access to and use of safe, secure, reliable, and affordable fossil energy resources and strategic reserves.

Realizing the Promise of Clean Coal

For the first time in the long history of fossil fuel use, we now see emerging from our laboratories and test sites the tools and technologies that can turn the concept of a virtually zero-emission coal-based energy plant into a viable reality, not 50 or 100 years into the future, but within the coming decade.


Maintaining Emergency Petroleum Reserves

In the event of a disruption in commercial fuel supplies, the United States can turn to two emergency stockpiles of petroleum maintained by the Office of Fossil Energy: the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve, and the Northeast Gasoline Supply Reserve.


Responsible Development of America's Oil and Gas Resources

The Office of Fossil Energy's oil and natural research is focused on developing advanced technologies to improve the safety and environmental performance of detecting and producing natural gas from the abundant domestic non-conventional gas resources.


Executing Natural Gas Regulatory Responsibilities

The Office of Fossil Energy regulates natural gas and LNG imports and exports under Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act of 1938.


Fossil Energy's Strategic Vision

Fossil Energy Roadmap