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MMS Gives Obama Blueprint for Drilling in Banned Offshore Regions

President Bush handed the incoming Obama administration a political conundrum Friday as the U.S. Minerals Management Service (MMS) issued a draft five-year plan to allow oil and natural gas leasing in long-banned areas offshore. Obama, who previously voiced support for “responsible drilling” now has to decide whether to allow the draft plan to move forward, or explain how reinstating a decades-old moratorium would help the United States gain its independence from foreign energy supplies.

January 20, 2009

MMS Gives Obama Blueprint for Drilling in Banned Offshore Regions

President Bush handed the incoming Obama administration a political conundrum Friday as the U.S. Minerals Management Service (MMS) issued a draft five-year plan to allow oil and natural gas leasing in long-banned areas offshore. Obama, who previously voiced support for “responsible drilling” now has to decide whether to allow the draft plan to move forward, or explain how reinstating a decades-old moratorium would help the United States gain its independence from foreign energy supplies.

January 19, 2009

FERC Approves Storage Projects in New York, Mississippi

FERC Thursday handed out early Christmas gifts to two storage companies, issuing certificates to Southeast Gas Storage LLC and Arlington Storage Co. LLC for projects in Mississippi and New York, respectively.

December 22, 2008

FERC Approves Storage Projects in New York, Mississippi

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Thursday handed out early Christmas gifts to two storage companies, issuing certificates to Southeast Gas Storage LLC and Arlington Storage Co. LLC for projects in Mississippi and New York, respectively.

December 19, 2008

MMS Slaps BP America with $32M Royalty Bill

The Interior Department’s Minerals Management Service (MMS) last Thursday handed a $32.3 million bill to BP America Production Co. for additional royalties and interest stemming from the company’s coalbed methane production in New Mexico.

December 11, 2006

MMS Slaps BP America with $32M Royalty Bill

The Interior Department’s Minerals Management Service (MMS) Thursday handed a $32.3 million bill to BP America Production Co. for additional royalties and interest stemming from the company’s coalbed methane production in New Mexico.

December 8, 2006

Federal Court Rules Against BLM on Oil/Gas Lease Issue in Utah

A federal district court in Salt Lake City late Wednesday handed the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) a defeat in its fight to open up more federal lands to oil and natural gas leasing, ruling that BLM violated federal environmental laws when it sold leases on 16 parcels of so-called “wilderness-quality lands” in southern Utah.

August 7, 2006

Spitzer’s Leaving ACC Creates Questions for AZ Governor

Within hours of Marc Spitzer being sworn in as one of three new FERC commissioners, Arizona’s Gov. Janet Napolitano was handed a hot potato in naming Spitzer’s interim replacement on the state regulatory commission for the rest of the year. November’s election will produce a permanent new commissioner as Spitzer’s second elected term on the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) was set to expire Dec. 31.

July 26, 2006

Two LNG Projects Ink Construction Contracts

Construction contracts for two major LNG projects were awarded last week. Dominion Resources handed the 800 MMcf/d Cove Point expansion project to The Woodlands, TX-based CB&I, which built some of the existing facilities at Cove Point, MD, and Cheniere Energy awarded a contract to build its Sabine Pass LNG terminal to San Francisco-based Bechtel.

December 27, 2004

Two LNG Projects Ink Construction Contracts

Construction contracts for two major LNG projects were awarded this week. Dominion handed the 800 MMcf/d Cove Point expansion project to The Woodlands, TX-based CB&I, which built some of the existing facilities at Cove Point, MD. Cheniere Energy awarded a contract to build its Sabine Pass LNG terminal to San Francisco-based Bechtel.

December 21, 2004