Press Release Catalog 1997

  • 12/23/97 MMS Announces Final Rule on Geological and Geophysical Explorations of the OCS
  • 12/15/97 MMS Publishes Amendments to Gas Transportation Regulations
  • 12/12/97 36 States Receive $467M in First Nine Months of 1997 as Share of Federal Mineral Revenues
  • 12/11/97 DOI Release: Secretary Babbitt and Foreign Secretary Gurria Announce Maritime Boundary Talks for the Gulf of Mexico
  • 12/10/97 Western Gulf of Mexico Sale 168 Nets $599,587,041
  • 12/05/97 1996 Mineral Revenues Report Available from Minerals Management Service
  • 11/25/97 MMS Issues Proposed Notice of Sale for Central Gulf of Mexico Sale 169
  • 11/23/97 Minerals Management Service Gulf of Mexico Region Commemorates National American Indian Heritage Month
  • 11/20/97 MMS Extends Period to Accept or Reject Bids on Offshore Natural Gas and Oil Tracts for Western GOM Sale 168
  • 11/18/97 Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Proposed Central Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sales 169, 172, 175, 178, and 182
  • 10/31/97 Associate Director Post Filled at MMS
  • 10/21/97 Crude Oil Valuation Comment Period Extended and Additional Workshop Scheduled
  • 10/07/97 MMS Schedules Additional Workshops on Alternatives to Crude Oil Valuation
  • 10/01/97 MMS Receives Vice President's "Hammer Award" for Innovative Achievements Program
  • 09/25/97 MMS Announces Details of Workshops on Alternatives to Crude Oil Valuation
  • 09/24/97 Royalty Policy Committee Meeting in Denver, September 25
  • 09/19/97 Crude Oil Valuation Alternatives to be Published September 22 - MMS Seeks Additional Comments from Constituents 
  • 09/10/97 MMS - Norwegian Petroleum Directorate Announce International Cooperation on Safety and Environment
  • 09/04/97 MMS Seeks Constituent Input on Alternatives to Crude Oil Valuation
  • 09/02/97 MMS Releases Final Report on Feasibility of Royalty in Kind Programs
  • 08/27/97 Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 168 Attracts $616 Million in High Bids
  • 08/27/97 Lease Sale 168 Sets All Time Western Gulf of Mexico Record for Number of Bids and Number of Tracts Bid  
  • 08/27/97 Minerals Management Service Presents Oryx Energy with Conservation Award for Respecting the Environment
  • 08/15/97 MMS Begins Review Process on Chevron's Destin Dome Development Plan 
  • 08/14/97 Changes in Military Warning Areas 
  • 08/12/97 MMS Expands List of Delegable Royalty Functions to States
  • 08/11/97 MMS on Schedule with Auditing California Oil Companies Bills Issued for $345.5 Million
  • 08/07/97 MMS Publishes Rules to Enhance Safe Offshore Operations
  • 08/07/97 Civil Penalty Process Clarified
  • 07/31/97 MMS Implements New Outer Continental Shelf Performance Review Program
  • 07/30/97 Hydrocarbon Data from Unleased and Selected Leased Blocks Available for the CGOM and WGOM 
  • 07/29/97 MMS/Industry Performance Measures Workshop for OCS Operators and Lessees 
  • 07/24/97 Final Notice of Sale Issued for Western Gulf of Mexico OCS Sale 168
  • 07/18/97 Central Gulf of Mexico Sale 166 Nets $812 Million in High Bids
  • 07/17/97 MMS Extends Comment Period for Natural Gas Valuation Options
  • 07/14/97 States Receive $333 Million from MMS
  • 07/14/97 MMS Has Revised the Bid Adequacy Procedures for Ensuring Receipt of Fair Market Value on Offshore Leases 
  • 07/09/97 Minerals Management Service Announces Optional Use of Electronic Funds Transfer for Lease Sale Bonus Bids 
  • 07/08/97 MMS to Assist BLM with Environmental Plan for National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska Cook Inlet Lease Sale 173 Delayed
  • 07/02/97 MMS Proposes Additional Changes To Federal Crude Oil Valuation Rule
  • 06/12/97 Press Advisory
  • 06/11/97 MMS Holds Cook Inlet Lease Sale 149
  • 06/09/97 MMS Extends Comment Period for Natural Gas Valuation Options
  • 06/05/97 Surety Bonds for Outer Continental Shelf Leases
  • 06/02/97 Sunday Silence Awarded Deepwater Royalty Relief in the Gulf of Mexico
  • 06/02/97 MMS Extends Comments Period for Proposed Rule on Disclosure
  • 05/30/97 MMS Extends Time Period to Accept or Reject Bids on Offshore Natural Gas and Oil Tracts 
  • 05/23/97 Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) 
  • 05/23/97 Public Hearings on the Draft Multisale EIS for Proposed Central Gulf of Mexico OCS Lease Sales 169, 172, 175, and 182 
  • 05/21/97 Surety Bond Requirements Amended - MMS Issues Final Rule
  • 05/16/97 Stewardship Awards Presented to Top Mineral Resource Companies
  • 05/13/97 MMS Identifies Issues for Proposed Lease Sales in the Western Gulf of Mexico
  • 05/09/97 MMS Improves Customer Service
  • 05/02/97 MMS Schedules RIK Gas Public Meeting
  • 04/28/97 MMS Calls for Public Input in Reviewing Regulations
  • 04/23/97 MMS Proposes Changes to Regulations Expanding List of Delegable Functions to States
  • 04/22/97 MMS Withdraws Federal Gas Valuation Regulation Amendments
  • 04/21/97 MMS Extends Comment Period for Oil Valuation Rule
  • 04/17/97 Lease Sale 149 in Cook Inlet to Proceed
  • 04/17/97 MMS Issued Proposed Notice of Sale for Western Gulf of Mexico Sale 168 
  • 04/15/97 $65 Million Goes to Six Coastal States in 1997 8(g) Payment
  • 04/15/97 The CARE Award Program 
  • 04/15/97 MMS Seeks CARE Award Nominations 
  • 04/10/97 Alaska Regional Director Post Filled
  • 04/10/97 Hydrocarbon Data from Unleased and Selected Leased Blocks Available for the CGOM and WGOM 
  • 04/09/97 Environmental Study May Benefit Eroding Beaches in Alabama 
  • 04/09/97 Notice of Public Meetings to Collect Information for a Draft EIS on Proposed Central Gulf of Mexico OCS Oil and Gas Lease Sales 169, 172, 175, and 182 
  • 03/25/97 MMS Proposes Rule on Oil Spill Financial Responsibility
  • 03/24/97 Notice of Public Scoping Meetings to Collect Information for a Draft EIS on Proposed Western Gulf of Mexico OCS Oil and Gas Lease Sales 171, 174, 177, and 180 
  • 03/17/97 MMS Recognizes Industry Efforts for Safe Offshore Operations
  • 03/10/97 MMS Sets Meeting to Discuss Indian Natural Gas Valuation
  • 03/05/97 Record Sale in Gulf of Mexico Attracts $824 Million in High Bids
  • 03/04/97 Central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 166 Sets All Time Record for Number of Bids and Number of Tracts Bid On
  • 03/04/97 MMS to Host Environmental Deepwater Workshop 
  • 02/27/97 Royalty Policy Committee Meeting Set for March 21 in Denver
  • 02/27/97 MMS Proposes Rule to Update Production Measurement Requirements
  • 02/26/97 MMS Sets Meetings to Discuss Royalty-In-Kind Programs
  • 02/21/97 Correction to Oil Valuation Regulation Public Meeting Dates
  • 02/20/97 MMS Reschedules Oil Valuation Regulation Public Meetings
  • 02/20/97 MMS Establishes Internship Program for Indian Tribes with Mineral Resources
  • 02/18/97 MMS Postpones Oil Valuation Regulation Public Meetings, Extends Public Comment Period  
  • 02/18/97 MMS Postpones Oil Valuation Regulation Public Meetings, Extends Public Comment Period  
  • 02/18/97 Daily Oil and Gas Production Rate Projections from 1996 Through 2000 in the Gulf of Mexico - OCS Report MMS 97-0006
  • 02/14/97 Deepwater in the Gulf of Mexico: America's New Frontier - OCS Report MMS 97-0004
  • 02/11/97 MMS Identifies Area for Beaufort Sea Sale 170; EIS to be Prepared  
  • 02/06/97 MMS Requests $205 Million for FY '98 Budget  
  • 02/05/97 MMS Adopts Final Rule on Offshore Training  
  • 01/31/97 MMS Revises Testing Requirements For Blowout Preventers
  • 01/31/97 MMS Issues Final Notice of Sale For Central Gulf of Mexico Sale 166
  • 01/30/97 Call for Information and Nominations and Request for Information To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Four Proposed Federal Gas and Oil Lease Sales in the Western Gulf of Mexico
  • 01/30/97 MMS Issues Second Multi-Sale Call For Gulf of Mexico Sales
  • 01/29/97 Press Advisory
  • 01/28/97 MMS Issues Final Rule Governing Hydrogen Sulfide for OCS Operations
  • 01/24/97 Press Advisory - Briefing on Status of California Crude Oil Underpricing
  • 01/24/97 MMS Seeks Input on Possible Royalty Relief for Nonproducing Leases
  • 01/16/97 MMS Announces Key Stafff Changes
  • 01/16/97 Outer Continental Shelf Oil & Gas Leasing History
  • 01/15/97 1995 Mineral Revenues Report Available From Minerals Management Service
  • 01/13/97 MMS Issues Environmental Assessment and Sets Community Meeting Dates for Proposed Cook Inlet Oil and Gas Lease Sale 149
  • 01/10/97 MMS Publishes Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Federal Oil Valuation
  • 01/03/97 Cook Inlet Sale 149 To Proceed