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Judge Denies Enviro Request to Halt Wyoming Drilling, with Warning to BLM

Judge Denies Enviro Request to Halt Wyoming Drilling, with Warning to BLM

A federal judge has denied a motion by two environmental groups to enforce a remand order that would have halted oil and gas drilling on thousands of acres in Wyoming, with a warning to officials at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) that the court will not hesitate to issue such an order if they do not meet their regulatory obligations.

July 22, 2019
BLM Suspends Utah Oil, Gas Leases to Reconsider Enviro Review

BLM Suspends Utah Oil, Gas Leases to Reconsider Enviro Review

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for the second time in a few months has agreed to suspend leases auctioned for oil and natural gas development to reconsider the environmental review and examine possible impacts on climate change.

June 27, 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
Forest Service Moves to Amend Sage Grouse Protection Plans

Forest Service Moves to Amend Sage Grouse Protection Plans

In another push to revise Obama administration environmental policies, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) on Friday issued a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) and amended land management plans covering sage grouse habitat in five western states including the Intermountain and Rocky Mountain regions.

October 8, 2018

BLM OKs 175-Well Natural Gas Project in Utah

ExxonMobil Corp. subsidiary XTO Energy Inc. on Thursday received a green light from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to pursue three-year-old plans for drilling up to 175 natural gas wells in the Uinta Basin of Utah.

September 28, 2018

Utah Gas Compressor Explosion Injures Two

An investigation is continuing into an explosion last Saturday that ripped through a natural gas compression facility in eastern Utah, injuring two workers and shutting down the plant.

July 31, 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

Colorado, Utah Considering Ways to Move Rockies Natural Gas Locally, Globally

State agencies in Colorado and Utah are partnering with Colorado Mesa University (CMU) on a $117,000 report to help the states promote both at home and abroad the natural gas produced in the Piceance and Uintah basins.

April 2, 2018

Briefs — Utah Lease Sale

An oil and natural gas lease sale conducted by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah office received bids on 53,763 acres of nearly 93,946 acres offered, drawing total estimated receipts of $5.95 million. BLM sold 49 of 74 parcels offered in the Green River District. Fort Worth, TX-based Lonesome Oil and Gas LLC submitted the high per-acre bid at $2,021 and the highest total bid at $2.88 million.

December 14, 2017
BLM Utah Auction Generates Little Interest

BLM Utah Auction Generates Little Interest

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) found market resistance in its quarterly lease auction in Utah on Tuesday, selling only three of the nine parcels up for bid.

September 15, 2017