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U.S. Dept. of Interior Opens Up Vast Portions of OCS with Historic Lease Program

U.S. Dept. of Interior Opens Up Vast Portions of OCS with Historic Lease Program

Proposed OCS lease sale would open Atlantic, Pacific, Eastern GOM – all have been closed since early 1980s

 

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced the next step for development of the National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and …

Lost Revenue: 2,800 Federal Lease Applications Pending with Average Wait Time of 257 Days

Lost Revenue: 2,800 Federal Lease Applications Pending with Average Wait Time of 257 Days

Interior Sec. Zinke Signs Order To Streamline Federal Onshore O&G Lease Permit Process

As of January 31, 2017, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) had 2,802 Applications for Permit to Drill (APD) pending, and despite the fact that statute requires …

Energy Committee Advances FERC, DOE, DOI Nominees to Senate for Confirmation

Energy Committee Advances FERC, DOE, DOI Nominees to Senate for Confirmation

The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources advanced four nominees to the Senate floor on Tuesday. The following nominees will move forward to Senate confirmation:

  • David Bernhardt to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior, by a vote of 14-9
Source: BLM

Zinke Signs Order to Jump-Start Alaskan Energy Production in the NPR

Order also calls for updating ANWR resource assessments

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke signed a secretarial order to jump-start Alaskan energy production in the National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska (NPR-A) and update resource assessments for areas of the …

U.S. Issues Coal Lease in Utah: “The Interior Department is in the Energy Business” – Zinke

U.S. Issues Coal Lease in Utah: “The Interior Department is in the Energy Business” – Zinke

$22 million lease covers 56 million tons of coal in central Utah

U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced the approval of a $22 million coal lease this week. The lease, located on the Greens Hollow tract in …

BLM Appeals Wyoming Judge’s Injunction to Halt BLM’s New Frac Rules

BLM Appeals Wyoming Judge’s Injunction to Halt BLM’s New Frac Rules

The Department of Interior’s fracing regulations paused by Wyoming judge

A group including several states and Native American tribes filed their final briefs with a Wyoming judge today to stop new federal rules regarding hydraulic fracturing. The U.S. Department of …

DOI Looks to Raise Royalties

DOI Looks to Raise Royalties

Drilling on Federal Lands could get more expensive

The Department of the Interior (DOI) recently announced a notice of proposed rulemaking that would change the price structure used for royalties on federal lands. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is …