Leases

Forest Service Seeking to Streamline Oil, Natural Gas Project Approvals Through Rule Change

Forest Service Seeking to Streamline Oil, Natural Gas Project Approvals Through Rule Change

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is proposing to streamline the approval process for oil and natural gas development in national forests and grasslands. The proposed rule, issued on Tuesday, is posted in the Federal Register and available for public comment until Nov. 2. The overhaul, part of a larger mandate by the Trump administration to…

September 3, 2020
BOP, Montage, Others Gain Leases in Ohio’s Wayne National Forest and Beyond

BOP, Montage, Others Gain Leases in Ohio’s Wayne National Forest and Beyond

The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Eastern States Office said its latest oil and gas lease sale for properties in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Ohio brought in nearly $1.4 million.

September 20, 2019
Interior’s GOM Auction in August to Offer 14,500-Plus Leases

Interior’s GOM Auction in August to Offer 14,500-Plus Leases

The Interior Department will try once again in August to see if its strategy of offering every available unleased area in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) to oil and gas operators is viable.

July 19, 2019

BOEM’s August Auction Again Offering Every Available Area in GOM for Oil, Gas Leasing

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is preparing a lease sale for August that again would provide region-wide access to oil and natural gas producers across an estimated 78 million acres.

March 14, 2019
GOM Region-Wide Sale to Offer 14,700 Blocks in Shallow, Deepwater

GOM Region-Wide Sale to Offer 14,700 Blocks in Shallow, Deepwater

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management next month plans to offer 78 million acres for oil and natural gas prospecting in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM), basically all available unleased areas in federal waters.

February 19, 2019
Utah Oil, Gas Lease Sale Nets $3M

Utah Oil, Gas Lease Sale Nets $3M

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Utah reported net proceeds of slightly more than $3 million from an oil and natural gas auction this month that drew bids on 96 of 105 parcels offered.

December 12, 2018

West Virginia Files to Dismiss EQT Lawsuit on Flat-Rate Leases, Royalties

West Virginia has filed a motion to dismiss EQT Corp.’s federal lawsuit challenging the state’s flat-rate lease statute, arguing that the state can’t be coerced by the company to reverse its laws.

June 6, 2018

EQT Suing West Virginia Over Flat-Rate Leases, Royalties

EQT Corp. has filed a lawsuit in federal court arguing that West Virginia’s flat-rate lease statute is unconstitutional. Legislators last month passed a bill prohibiting post-production expenses from being deducted from flat-rate royalties.

April 16, 2018

BLM Nets $1M-Plus in Ohio, Louisiana Lease Sales

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) auctioned more than 1,184 acres last week for oil and natural gas development in Ohio’s Wayne National Forest (WNF) and Louisiana’s Kisatchie National Forest (KNF), bringing in more than $1 million that is to be split between the federal and state governments.

December 20, 2017

Enviros Declare Victory as Court Panel Tosses BLM Leasing Approval on ‘Irrational’ Assumption

A circuit court ruling issued last Friday regarding potential mining in Wyoming may provide ammunition to groups challenging environmental reviews of oil, gas and coal leases for not considering the impacts on climate change.

September 18, 2017
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