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Interior Orders Industry Exercise of Offshore Containment Systems

The Department of Interior plans to put the offshore industry through the paces this summer to test the reliability of its containment systems.

May 28, 2012

Interior Issues ‘Guidance’ on Offshore Safety Requirements

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Michael R. Bromwich, director of Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEM), announced Monday that the department has issued guidance to offshore oil and natural gas operators clarifying industry requirements with respect to corporate compliance statements and blowout containment resources.

November 9, 2010

Lawsuit Seeks to Overturn Alaska OCS Moratorium

The state of Alaska last Thursday brought a lawsuit against Interior Secretary Ken Salazar in a federal court that seeks to overturn the federal moratorium on offshore drilling in Alaska’s Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

September 13, 2010

Lawsuit Seeks to Overturn Moratorium on Drilling in Alaska OCS

The state of Alaska Thursday brought a lawsuit against Interior Secretary Ken Salazar in a federal court seeking to overturn the federal moratorium on offshore drilling in Alaska’s Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

September 13, 2010

Interior Extends Comment Period on Five-Year Leasing Plan

Citing the need to proceed cautiously on oil and natural gas activity in the federal Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said the department plans to postpone until later this year public scoping meetings for the environmental impact statement (EIS) for the upcoming five-year (2012-2017) leasing plan.

July 6, 2010

Interior to Act Next Year to Raise Onshore Royalty Rates

In rolling out the Interior Department’s budget request of $12.2 billion for fiscal year (FY) 2011, Secretary Ken Salazar last Monday said the department would initiate a rulemaking next year to raise onshore royalty rates for oil and natural gas production on federal land.

February 8, 2010

Interior to Act Next Year to Hike Onshore Royalty Rates

In rolling out the Interior Department’s budget request of $12.2 billion for fiscal year (FY) 2011, Secretary Ken Salazar Monday said the department would initiate a rulemaking next year to increase onshore royalty rates for oil and natural gas production on federal land.

February 2, 2010

Interior to Act Next Year to Hike Onshore Royalty Rates

In rolling out the Interior Department’s budget request of $12.2 billion for fiscal year (FY) 2011, Secretary Ken Salazar Monday said the department would initiate a rulemaking next year to increase onshore royalty rates for oil and natural gas production on federal land.

February 2, 2010

Futures Boosted Above $6 on Salazar’s Drilling Crackdown

Aided by continuing cold and Thursday morning’s storage report expectations, with an assist from Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s announcement of an ambitious reform of onshore drilling (see related story), February natural gas futures on Wednesday shot to a high of $6.034 before closing the regular session at $6.009, up 37.2 cents from Tuesday’s finish.

January 8, 2010

BLM Urged to Maintain ‘Categorical Exclusions’ to Expedite Permitting

A group of industrial natural gas consumers fired off a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar Wednesday expressing their concern that the agency may restrict or possibly prevent the use of “categorical exclusions” to fast-track oil and gas activity on public lands.

January 4, 2010