Despite the Bush administration’s request last week for $2.2 billion in additional funds for hurricane protection along Louisiana’s coast, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) said she would continue to block the nomination of Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne for secretary of Interior, as well as the nominations of other appointees who would influence the federal government’s energy and offshore production policies.
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Louisiana Sens. Mary Landrieu and David Vitter last Thurday introduced legislation that would give Gulf Coast producing states a share of federal revenues from offshore oil and natural gas production to help with recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) said Tuesday she plans to offer an amendment during mark-up of the Senate energy bill this week that would require the federal government to share 50-50 with traditional producing states the revenues from production on the federal Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), as well as give other states the opportunity to opt out of the congressional moratorium and participate in OCS drilling.
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) introduced legislation Thursday that would automatically reserve a “significant portion” of Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) revenues for distribution to the five energy-producing coastal states that aren’t restricted by moratoria off their shores.
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) introduced legislation last week to create a multi-billion-dollar fund to help the new Office of Homeland Security, in cooperation with the departments of energy, commerce and interior, in its effort to protect the nation’s physical energy assets and domestic supply from disruption due to terrorist attacks.
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) plans to introduce legislation this week to create a multi-billion-dollar fund to help the new Office of Homeland Security, in cooperation with the departments of energy, commerce and interior, in its effort to protect the nation’s physical energy assets and domestic supply from disruption due to terrorist attacks.
Houston’s 3TEC Energy Corp. yesterday announced successfuldrilling results in St. Mary Parish, LA. The Amy Aycock No. 1 wellin the Garden City Field was drilled to a true vertical depth of15,033 feet, with 18 feet of net pay in the Operc 10 formation. Theoperation is expected to be completed by the end of this month.3TEC is the well operator, and it has a 75% working interest in thoperation. The well is the first in a series of 3-D seismicallydefined prospects expected to be drilled in the next year.
Sens. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and Don Nickles (R-OK) introducedlegislation last week designed to prevent the Department of theInterior’s Minerals Management Service from altering its oil andgas royalty valuations methodology in a way that could costproducers millions more in royalty payments. The proposedlegislation, titled the “Federal Royalty Certainty Act” (SB 924),is designed to give producers what they have been seeking for sometime: certainty about what they owe the government.