Depressed Oil Market Hinders Lease Sale

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Minerals ManagementService (MMS) received more than $741.85 million in 486 bids duringthe Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale No. 171. Winning or high bidstotaled $553.4 million for 402 blocks.

August 27, 1998

IPAA Sues DOI Over Royalty Rule

The Independent Petroleum Association (IPAA) has filed a lawsuitagainst the Department of the Interior, claiming that through a newnatural gas royalty regulation DOI’s Minerals Management Service iscollecting a larger share of royalties than it is entitled to.

March 4, 1998
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