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Oil, Natural Gas Lease Sales Proposed for Nevada and Utah

Oil, Natural Gas Lease Sales Proposed for Nevada and Utah

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has begun a one-month scoping process to take comments on potential oil and natural gas lease sales across parts of Nevada and Utah. The Interior Department agency is reviewing potential auctions for up to 35 parcels in Nevada totaling 63,604 acres and 18 parcels in Utah totaling 31,808 acres.…

November 23, 2022
Wyoming Groups Aiming to Speed Up Resumption of Federal Oil, Natural Gas Leasing

Wyoming Groups Aiming to Speed Up Resumption of Federal Oil, Natural Gas Leasing

Wyoming’s two main oil and gas trade groups are seeking to expedite the resumption of oil and gas leases on federal property by the Department of the Interior (DOI). In a merits brief filed Aug. 30 in Wyoming District Court, the Western Energy Alliance and the Petroleum Association of Wyoming (PAW) allege that DOI is…

September 8, 2021
Enviros Fail in Lawsuit Questioning 2017 Nevada Lease Sales

Enviros Fail in Lawsuit Questioning 2017 Nevada Lease Sales

A federal district court judge in Nevada has ruled against two environmental groups that sued the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) over its handling of a pair of 2017 oil and gas lease sales.

January 22, 2019
Alaska Oil, Gas Lease Sale Draws $1.53M in Bids

Alaska Oil, Gas Lease Sale Draws $1.53M in Bids

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received $1.53 million in bids on Wednesday from an oil and natural gas lease sale in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPRA).

December 14, 2018
BLM Proposes Cutting Restrictions on Oil, Gas Leasing in Sage Grouse Habitat

BLM Proposes Cutting Restrictions on Oil, Gas Leasing in Sage Grouse Habitat

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public comment about a proposal to reduce restrictions on oil and natural gas leasing in several western states with greater sage grouse habitat.

May 4, 2018

Nevada Legislature Considers Raising Oil, Gas Permitting Fees

The Natural Resources, Agriculture and Mining Committee in the Nevada legislature heard a proposal (SB 44) Thursday that already has passed the state Senate to authorize state oil/gas regulators to increase permitting fees for drilling.

April 24, 2015

Nevada Legislature Considers Raising Oil, Gas Permitting Fees

The Natural Resources, Agriculture and Mining Committee in the Nevada legislature heard a proposal (SB 44) Thursday that already has passed the state Senate to authorize state oil/gas regulators to increase permitting fees for drilling.

April 24, 2015
BLM Seeking Input on Noble’s Nevada Oil/Gas Plans

BLM Seeking Input on Noble’s Nevada Oil/Gas Plans

The U.S. Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public comments through April 23 on Noble Energy’s plans to drill a number of new oil wells as part of the extensive oil/gas leases it holds in northeast Nevada. BLM's work is part of what it designates as the Mary's River Oil/Gas Exploration Project environmental assessment (EA).

April 4, 2014

Monterey Shale, Northeast Nevada Plays on Radar

Among still-emerging plays on the U.S. shale horizon, California's Monterey Shale and an under-explored northeast corner of Nevada received a shout out at the BakerHostetler Shale Symposium on Monday in Houston.

March 27, 2014

FWS Proposes ‘Threatened’ Listing for Nevada, California Sage Grouse

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) on Friday proposed listing the bistate sage grouse as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), which would afford special protections to 5,000 birds along the California-Nevada border. The proposed listing comes as federal regulators consider whether the entire western sage grouse population should be protected under the ESA, a decision that would have a huge impact on energy operators.

October 25, 2013
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