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Feds release draft plan for southwest Idaho power line

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal land managers have released a draft plan for two portions of a 1,500-megawatt transmission line that crosses public land in southwest Idaho and are taking public comments. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Friday released the draft supplemental environmental impact statement for two segments of the Gateway West project that would each span more ...

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BLM approves drilling permit in Alaska petroleum reserve

JUNEAU, Alaska — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced Thursday that it had approved a drilling permit that would clear the way for the first oil and gas production from federal land in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. The permit is for the Greater Mooses Tooth 1 project being pursued by ConocoPhillips Alaska. In a release, BLM Director Neil Kornze ...

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NM rakes in $33 billion

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The state of New Mexico scored a hefty chunk of change following U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s recent oil and gas lease sale. The sale include 69 federal leases throughout Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico, the Albuquerque Business Journal reports. Of the more than $70 million in BLM revenues, New Mexico is entitled to about $33.4 million from its 53 ...

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Texas oil company asks Idaho officials to break impasse

BOISE, Idaho — A state commission took a step Wednesday toward intervening in a dispute between a Texas oil company and mineral rights holders so plans to drill for natural gas or oil can move forward in western Idaho. The Oil and Gas Conservation Commission selected its chairman, Chris Beck, to preside over procedural matters involving applications filed by Houston-based ...

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Another state joins BLM lawsuit

A multi-state lawsuit against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management recently gained a new appendage: Utah. According to Oil and Gas 360, Governor Gary Herbert announced his state’s move to join Colorado, North Dakota and Wyoming in a suit challenging new Bureau’s new regulations on fracking federal lands, which he posited oversteps federal authority and undermines states’ power. “I believe ...

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Feds plan to hold Idaho oil and gas lease sale

BOISE, Idaho — Federal officials in Idaho in a battle with a Texas oil company over what is believed to be a profitable natural gas field in Payette County plan to offer five parcels for competitive leasing by April. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Monday opened a 30-day public comment period about the proposed lease sale that will ...

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Oil industry trucks worry Glenrock-area residents

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GLENROCK, Wyo. — A surge in oil field truck traffic is a potential safety hazard and Converse County officials need to do more to keep the trucks out of their neighborhoods, homeowners in the Glenrock area said. Oil development and related truck traffic has been steadily on the rise in eastern Wyoming for several years now. Recently Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake ...

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Company proposes to drill up to 1,500 oil wells

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CASPER, Wyo. — A Houston oil company is proposing to drill up to 1,500 oil wells along the Campbell-Converse county line in northeast Wyoming. EOG Resources submitted its plans to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to drill in a nearly 120,000-acre area between Wright and Bill. It seeks to develop 150 wells annually for 10 years and seeks an ...

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BLM reviewing proposed 3D seismic exploration in Wyoming

The Oil and Gas Journal reports that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public input regarding a potential 3D seismic exploration operation in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. The BLM is in the process of completing an environmental assessment of the project and is seeking public comments to identify possible concerns, ideas, issues and alternative options. The bureau’s Rawlins ...

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