Lower 48


Also found in: Wikipedia.

Lower Forty-Eight

or lower forty-eight or Lower 48 or lower 48
The United States aside from Alaska and Hawaii; the 48 contiguous states of the United States.

Lower 48

(ˈloʊ ər)
n.
the 48 contiguous states of the U.S.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
In the STEO, EIA publishes crude oil production projections for Alaska, the Federal Gulf of Mexico, and the aggregated Lower 48 states.
In 1963, the number of nesting pairs of bald eagles in the lower 48 states dropped to about 417.
Oil production in the Lower 48, excluding the Gulf of Mexico, will rise at least until end-2017 even if the price falls to the $40s or even the $30s.
Embark will work closely with airports, communities, and other regional partners to build co-operative advertising and promotional programs to support PenAir's growing Lower 48 Network.
gas production, tight gas accounts for 20%, and offshore production from the Lower 48 states accounts for 8%.
In response to continued low oil prices, onshore crude oil production in the Lower 48 states is expected to decline from an average of 7.
5m pounds of fresh Alaska seafood to the Lower 48 states and beyond, including 1m pounds of Copper River salmon.
Gross natural gas production in the lower 48 US states climbed to a record high in October, gaining 0.
S Lower 48 states based on Ziff Energy's gas well productivity, decline, and production forecasting models.
Results in its US Lower 48 and Canadian operations held up better, and partially offset the reductions in other areas.
com will guarantee delivery of the book on its release date of Saturday 21 July to all addresses within the lower 48 states, or the cost of the book will be refunded.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) is reporting that temperature data collected from over 1,200 monitoring stations in the lower 48 states shows that 2006 was the warmest year on record.