ONRR Press Release Catalog 2007

12/21/2007 Royalty Relief for Deepwater Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leases—Conforming Regulations to Court Decision. The proposed rule is published today in the Federal Register.
12/17/2007 MMS Amends Indian Oil Valuation Rule - Negotiated Rulemaking Committee to be Convened. The final rule is published today in the Federal Register.
12/14/2007 MMS Request Comments or New Lease Form for Offshore Alternative Energy Activities
12/05/2007 MRM Chief of Enforcement Recognized - Recipient of Prestigious Justice Department Award
12/04/2007 Thirty-four States Earn $1.9 Billion in Royalty Receipts - MMS Reports FY 2007 Disbursements
12/03/2007 MMS Collects and Distributes $11 Billion in Revenues for FY 2007 Prices Move Oil Receipts Up, Natural Gas Receipts Down Compared to FY 2006
11/27/2007 MMS Director Randall Luthi to Announce Significant Milestone in the Coastal Impact Assistance Program Involving the State of Louisiana
11/07/2007 Minerals Management Service Conducts 250th Unannounced Oil Spill Drill in the Gulf of Mexico
11/02/2007 Secretary Kempthorne to Discuss New Frontier for Offshore Alternative Energy Development
11/02/2007 MMS Awards New IT Operations and Support Contract
10/30/2007 MMS Issues Proposed Notices of Central and Eastern Gulf Lease Sales. They were published in today’s Federal Register.
10/23/2007 MMS Completes RIK Sale - Nine Companies Awarded Thirteen Contracts for Gulf Gas
10/09/2007 MMS Gives Key Support to Workshop on Ecological Effects of Wave Energy Development in the Pacific Northwest
10/05/2007 Lars Herbst Named Regional Director for the MMS Gulf of Mexico Region
10/03/2007 Record Oil and Gas Lease Sale Attracts $ 2,904,321,011 for Offshore Tracts in the Central Gulf of Mexico
10/03/2007 MMS Proposes Modernization of Pipeline Regulations - Update Would Ensure Use of Current Technology in Pipeline Operations. The proposed rule is published in the Federal Register.
10/02/2007 Central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale Receives 1,428 Bids on 723 Tracts
9/27/2007 MMS Named Pioneer in Energy Education - Agency Recognized for Increasing Understanding of Ocean Energy Sources
9/26/2007 Federal Offshore Sand to Build-Up South Carolina Beaches - Up to 3 Million Cubic Yards to Bolster 25 Miles of the Grand Strand
9/25/2007 Tropical Depression Ten Activity Statistics Update: The Minerals Management Service (MMS) Continuity of Operations Plan team is concluding its activities related to Tropical Depression Ten
9/24/2007 Tropical Depression Ten Activity Statistics Update: Minerals Management Service activates its Continuity of Operations Plan to monitor activities
9/21/2007 Subtropical Depression Ten Activity Statistics Update: Minerals Management Service activates its Continuity of Operations Plan to monitor activities.
9/20/2007 Tropical area of Investigation 93 L Statistics Update - Minerals Management Service activates its Continuity of Operations Plan
9/19/2007 Tropical Area of Investigation 93 L Statistics Update - Minerals Management Service activates its Continuity of Operations Plan
9/10/2007 MMS to Conduct Environmental Review for Proposed Central and Western Gulf of Mexico Areas -- Review Will Include Public Scoping Meetings The Minerals Management Service (MMS) has begun the planning process to gather information and conduct an environmental review of the Central Gulf of Mexico Planning Area (CPA) and the Western Gulf of Mexico Planning Area with the publication in the Federal Register of the Call for Information and Nominations/Notice of Intent (Call/NOI) to Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS).
8/31/2007 MMS Issues Final Notice of Central Gulf Lease Sale 205 - New Boundaries Enlarge Area Offered
8/24/2007 Hurricane Dean Statistics Update - The Minerals Management Service (MMS) Continuity of Operations Plan team is concluding its activities related to Hurricane Dean
8/23/2007 MMS Begins Planning for Next Artic Sales -- The Minerals Service (MMS) today issued a Call for Information and Nominations and a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for two Beaufort Sea and two Chukchi Sea oil and gas lease sales proposed under the Final 2007-2012 5-Year Program.
8/22/2007 Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 204 Attracts $ 289,953,066 in High Bids
8/22/2007 Hurricane Dean Statistics Update - Minerals Management Service activates its Continuity of Operations Plan
8/21/2007 Hurricane Dean Statistics Update - Minerals Management Service activates its Continuity of Operations Plan
8/21/2007 Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 204 Receives 358 Bids on 282 Tracts
8/20/2007 Jon Hrobsky Named New MMS Deputy Director
8/20/2007 Hurricane Dean Statistics Update - Minerals Management Service activates its Continuity of Operations Plan
8/19/2007 Hurricane Dean Statistics Update - Minerals Management Service activates its Continuity of Operations Plan
8/16/2007 MMS Estimates Nearly $1 Billion Gross on RIK Sale to Small Refiners
8/16/2007 MMS Sponsors International Energy Ocean ‘07 Conference
8/15/2007 MMS Announces $97.5 Million Settlement With Burlington Resources
8/15/2007 Tropical Storm Erin Statistics Update
8/14/2007 Drilling Activity Hits New High in Ultra-Deep Gulf of Mexico
8/03/2007 MMS Proposes First Chukchi Sea Sale in 17 Years
7/20/2007 Ohmsett - National Oil Spill Response Test Facility - Marks Milestone :15 Years of Controlled Oil Spill Testing and Research
6/29/2007 MMS to Hold Public Hearings on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Sale in Eastern Gulf of Mexico - Federal Register Notice Announces Availability of a draft SEIS for Federal Oil and Gas Lease Sale 224 in Eastern Planning Area
6/28/2007 RIK Report Details $28.8 Million Revenue Gain - MMS Delivers FY 2006 Results to Congress
6/26/2007 Interagency Study Of Endangered Right Whales Planned - $5 Million Study To Begin In The Bering Sea This Summer
6/20/2007 MMS to Hold Offshore Alternative Energy Environmental Studies Workshop - D.C. Area Workshop Will Identify Environmental Information Needs
6/18/2007 MMS Proposes Extending Proprietary Term of Certain Geophysical Data
6/07/2007 RIK Sale Yields Four New Contracts
6/06/2007 Coastal Impact Assistance Program Environmental Assessment Available with a Finding of No Significant Impact
6/01/2007 MMS Develops Hurricane Web Page - A Central Location Created for Quick Access to Hurricane-Related Information
5/31/2007 MMS RIK Program to Help Fill Strategic Petroleum Reserve
5/30/2007 Minerals Management Service Marks Hurricane Season 2007 Announced Improvements Emphasizing Energy Security, Environmental Protection, and Personnel Safety Related Press Release Attachments - eWell: A Good System Made Better, Post-Katrina - Energy from Offshore Sources for America: It Begins with a Plan - MMS: Dedicated to Providing Energy and Economic Value for Americans - Your Federal Partners: Working Together for Offshore Safety - Safety Devices - Offshore Oil Spills: PREPARATION is Paramount - Bringing Energy and Value to America - Selected List of Specialized Words and Their Definitions
5/22/2007 200-year-old Shipwreck to be Recovered in Gulf of Mexico - MMS Protects Nation’s Historic Treasures
5/22/2007 MMS Issues Proposed Notice of Central Gulf Lease Sale 205
5/18/2007 MMS Releases Proposed Rule Extending OCS Deep and Ultra Deep Gas Royalty Relief Provisions and Including Provisions for Royalty Relief Offshore of Alaska
5/17/2007 MMS Receives Awards for Study of Shipwrecks as Artificial Reefs
5/01/2007 Interior Program Encourages Greater Development Of Geothermal Energy on Federal Lands Through Competitive Leasing, Simplified Royalties, Payments to Western Counties
4/30/2007 Secretary Kempthorne Unveils Major Initiative to Expand Oil, Natural Gas Production on the Outer Continental Shelf - Environmentally sound development would strengthen U.S. energy security, provide economic stimulus to Nation, States
4/26/2007 Secretary Kempthorne to Announce Major Oil and Gas Development Program for the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf - Initiative to Strengthen Energy Security; Ensure Environmentally Responsible Development; Provide Economic Boost to Nation, States
4/23/2007 Minerals Management Service to Hold Public Hearing on Long Island to Address Draft Environmental Impact Statement for OCS Alternative Energy and Alternate Use Program
4/23/2007 Minerals Management Service to Hold Public Hearing at Monmouth University (West Long Branch, New Jersey) to Address Draft Environmental Impact Statement for OCS Alternative Energy and Alternate Use Program
4/23/2007 Minerals Management Service to Hold Public Hearing in the Boston Area to Address Draft Environmental Impact Statement for OCS Alternative Energy and Alternate Use Program
4/17/2007 MMS Honors Best in Energy Industry - Achievements in Safety, Pollution Prevention, Conservation and Revenue Management Noted
4/16/2007 MMS Publishes Final Rule on Protection of Marine Mammals and Threatened and Endangered Species
4/16/2007 Coastal Impact Assistance Program Allocation Amounts Now Available With Six States to Share in Nearly $250 Million Annually
4/13/2007 Earth Day Event Affirms MMS Support of Coastal Restoration Throughout the Gulf Coast States
4/13/2007 MMS Issues Final Multisale Environmental Statement - Notice of Availability Published in Federal Register
4/12/2007 MMS Honors Best in Offshore Energy Industry - Achievements in Safety, Pollution Prevention, Conservation and Revenue Management Noted
4/06/2007 MMS Proposes Regulations on Pipeline Access for Resolving Pipeline Access Complaints
4/03/2007 MMS Names Mineral Revenues Stewardship Award Winners
3/27/2007 RIK Gas Sale Grosses $1 Billion in Total Revenues - Ten Companies Awarded 13 Contracts for Gulf Gas
3/20/2007 MMS Publishes OCS Alternative Energy and Alternate Use Program Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement - Public Hearings Scheduled for April and May 2007
3/19/2007 MMS Schedules Beaufort Sea Sale 102 - Sale set for April 18 in Anchorage
3/14/2007 Finalists Named for DOI’s 2006 Safety Awards for Excellence (SAFE) - Winners to be Announced at MMS Industry Awards Ceremony in April
3/13/2007 MMS Proposes Rewrite of OCS Oil and Gas Production Requirements (Removes Restrictions on Production Rates and Limits Flaring and Venting )
3/12/2007 MMS Incorporates Recommended Practice for Cementing Shallow Water Flows (Rule Effective March 30, 2007)
3/08/2007 Offshore Industry Pays Nearly $1.5 Million in Civil Penalties in 2006
2/26/2007 MMS to Hold Public Scoping Meetings in Pensacola on Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Lease Sale in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico
2/26/2007 Six Companies Awarded RIK Crude Contracts
2/21/2007 MMS Releases Deepwater Currents Study Report
2/21/2007 MMS Recognizes 22 in Energy Industry for Corporate Leadership
2/20/2007 OCS Policy Committee to Meet in Annapolis, MD
2/20/2007 RIK Sale in Wyoming Generates Millions
2/14/2007 MMS Begins Planning Process to Conduct Sale in Eastern Gulf of Mexico Planning Area
2/05/2007 Chris Oynes Named Associate Director of the MMS Offshore Program
1/24/2007 The Minerals Management Service to Meet with Key Regional Offshore Alternative Energy Stakeholders (New York City)
1/23/2007 The Minerals Management Service to Meet with Key Regional Offshore Alternative Energy Stakeholders (West Long Branch, NJ)
1/08/2007 The Minerals Management Service to Meet with Key Regional Offshore Alternative Energy Stakeholders (Boston)