Days required to process permit to drill - Federal vs State

Oil & Gas 360®’s chart of the week points to the differences in the average number of days to acquire a permit to drill on federal lands vs. various states. The Feds require 45 times longer to issue a permit than the State of Texas. Federal permitting time increased by almost 50% between 2005 and 2012.

Congressman Fred Upton offered his opinion about the energy boom, greenlighting the Keystone XL Pipeline, and drilling on federal lands in an emailed press release from the...


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