ONRR Press Release Catalog 2008

12/19/2008 MMS Extends the Comment Period for Virginia Offshore Oil and Gas Lease Sale 220 Call for Information and Notice of Intent
12/16/2008 MMS earns highest opinion from independent review - Peer Review examines quality of Federal audits
11/24/2008 MMS Underway with $3.7 Million Deepwater Coral Study
11/21/2008 MMS Completes Assessment of Destroyed and Damaged Facilities from Hurricanes Gustav and Ike
11/21/2008 MMS Director Announces Personnel Actions Against Employees Involved in RIK Investigation
11/20/2008 Interior's Minerals Management Service Disburses Record $23.4 Billion in FY 2008
11/19/2008 MMS Sponsors Scientific Workshop
11/12/2008 MMS Initiates Oil and Gas Leasing Process for Offshore Virginia - Initial information-gathering steps begin for proposed Sale 220
10/29/2008 MMS Announces Five Year Study of Environmental Mitigation Aimed at Reducing the Impacts of Offshore Oil and Gas Operations
10/29/2008 Minerals Management Service Begins Comprehensive Study to Gather Information on Marine Environment along the West Coast of the United States
10/27/2008 MMS Nets Estimated $537 million in Gulf of Mexico RIK gas sale
10/16/2008 Minerals Management Service Approves Alaska’s CIAP Plan Paves way for up to $80 million in funding
10/09/2008 Onshore RIK gas sale nets four new contracts - Gross revenues expected to exceed $384 million
10/07/2008 MMS regional Office to Stay in New Orleans
10/07/2008 MMS Inspection and Enforcement Actions Results in Sentencing of California Offshore Oil and Gas Operator
09/25/2008 Minerals Management Service Approves $8.5 Million Grant for Louisiana Shoreline Project
09/25/2008 MMS Enters into an Interagency Agreement to Compile Avian Data for the Atlantic Coast
09/12/2008 MMS Extends The Comment Period for Proposed New 5-Year Leasing Program
09/11/2008 Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne Initiates Action Following Receipt of Inspector General Reports
09/11/2008 MMS Releases Preliminary Offshore Damage Reports from Hurricane Gustav
09/08/2008 RIK Report Details $63 Million Gain – MMS Delivers FY 2007 Results to Congress
09/02/2008 Hurricane Gustav Activity Statistics Update – MMS monitors activities through its Continuity of Operations Plan
08/21/2008 Sperm Whales Reside in Deepwater Gulf of Mexico
08/20/2008 Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 207 Attracts $487,297,676
in High Bids
08/19/2008 Bids Received for Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale
08/07/2008 Tropical Storm Edouard Activity Statistics Update: Minerals Management Service concludes Continuity of Operations Plan activities.
08/06/2008 Tropical Storm Edouard Activity Statistics Update: Minerals Management Service monitors activities through its Continuity of Operations Plan.
08/05/2008 Tropical Storm Edouard Activity Statistics Update: Minerals Management Service activates its Continuity of Operations Plan to monitor activities.
08/04/2008 Tropical Storm Edouard Activity Statistics Update: Minerals Management Service activates its Continuity of Operations Plan to monitor activities.
08/01/2008 Public Representatives Sought for Royalty Committee
07/30/2008 MMS Small Refiner Program to Continue - Determination concludes need still exists
07/28/2008 MMS Holds Scoping Meetings in Bristol Bay for Proposed Lease Sale in North Aleutian Basin
07/28/2008 MMS Extending Public Comment Period on Proposed Rule for the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006
07/24/2008 Tropical Storm Dolly Activity Statistic Update
07/23/2008 Hurricane Dolly Activity Statistic Update
07/23/2008 MMS moving forward with Alternative Energy Leases on the Outer Continental Shelf
07/22/2008 Tropical Storm Dolly Activity Statistics Update
06/09/2008 Minerals Management Service Awards $18 Million Grant to Louisiana for Coastal Restoration
06/02/2008 MMS Names New Associate Director for Minerals Revenue Management Program
05/26/2008 MMS Incorporates Revenue Sharing Rules -Establishes Rules for Providing Funds to Coastal States
05/16/2008 RIK Sale Gross Expected to Top $1.89 Billion - Four Companies Win Contracts for RIK Oil
05/15/2008 MMS Prepares for 2008 Hurricane Season
05/05/2008 Advances in Oil and Gas Leasing, Drilling and Production Continue in Deepwater Gulf of Mexico
04/30/2008 MMS Makes Technical Correction to Alternative Energy Federal Register Notice - Revises Table and Extends Comment Period
04/28/2008 MMS Announces Negotiated Rulemaking Committee - Panel to Recommend Revisions to Indian Oil Valuation Rule. MMS publishes Notice in Federal Register.
04/21/2008 Secretary of the Interior Kempthorne Presents Cooperative Conservation Award for Earth Day to the University of Alaska Coastal Marine Institute and the Minerals Management Service
04/21/2008 MMS Issues Lease Form for Alternative Energy Resource Data Collection and Technology Testing Activities
04/17/2008 MMS Takes Major Step Forward on Offshore Alternative Energy
04/15/2008 MMS Rule Enhances Hurricane Safety of Offshore Platforms
04/10/2008 MMS Honors Best in Industry
04/08/2008 MMS to Evaluate North Aleutian Basin for OCS Lease Sale
04/01/2008 MMS Reports Annual Civil Penalties Collections. MMS publishes Notice in Federal Register.
03/27/2008 MMS Honors Finalists in Annual Competition
03/26/2008 Four Companies Recognized for Prompt, Accurate Royalty Payments - MMS Names 2007 Stewardship Award Winners
03/26/2008 Amended Regulations Guide Production and Royalty Reporting. The MMS publishes final rule in Federal Register.
03/25/2008 MMS Issues Proposed Notice of Western Gulf Lease Sale 207.The Final Notice of Sale is published today in the Federal Register.
03/24/2008 RIK Gas Sales Expected to Gross $1 Billion
03/19/2008 Oil and Gas Lease Sales in Gulf of Mexico Attract $3.7 Billion
03/17/2008 Media Advisory - Secretary Kempthorne to Open Historic Oil and Gas Lease Sale and New Revenue Sharing Program with Gulf States
03/13/2008 MMS Recognizes 19 in Energy Industry for Corporate Leadership
03/05/2008 MMS Extends Comment Period on Cape Wind Energy Project
03/03/2008 OCS Policy Committe to Meet In Herndon, VA
02/29/2008 Central Gulf of Mexico Sale 205 Nets $2,829,926,881 in High Bids
02/13/2008 MMS Issues Final Notices of Central and Eastern Gulf Lease Sales (Lease Sale 206 and Lease Sale 224)
02/12/2008 RIK Sale’s Gross Expected to Top $362 Million - More Than 4.2 Million Barrels of Royalty Oil Sold
02/06/2008 MMS Chukchi Sea Lease Sale 193 Breaks Energy Records With $2.6 Billion in High Bids -- Record Number of Bids on Record Number of Tracts
02/05/2008 MMS Proposes Bonus or Royalty Credits for Relinquishing Eligible Leases - Certain Leases Offshore Florida Would Be Eligible for Credit Exchange for Use in Gulf of Mexico. Comments requested by April 1, 2008.
02/04/2008 President Requests $307.1 Million for FY 2009 MMS Budget Related Press Release Attachments - MMS: Providing Energy for the Road Ahead
- Minerals Revenue Management: A Continuous Process of System Improvements
- OCS Five-Year Oil and Gas Leasing Program - Alternate Energy-Related Uses on the Outer Continental Shelf (Alternative Energy and Alternate Use - AEAU - Program)
01/22/2008 MMS Announces Preliminary Nominations for Limited Alternative Energy Leases on the Outer Continental Shelf
01/16/2008 MMS Seeking Comment on Small Refiner Program - Federal Register Notice Part of Program Analysis
01/14/2008 Jim Steward Named to MRM RIK Post
01/02/2008 MMS Finalizes Chukchi Sea Lease Sale; Sale Scheduled for February 6, 2008. The Final Notice of Sale is published today in the Federal Register.