Press Release Catalog 1999

  • 12/30/99 Minerals Management Service Has Prepared an Environmental Assessment for Proposed Federal Oil and Gas Lease Sale 175 in the Central Gulf of Mexico 
  • 12/30/99 MMS Proposes Changes to Regulations for Valuing Indian Oil
  • 12/28/99 MMS Proposes Changes to Regulations for Valuing Federal Oil 
  • 12/28/99 MMS Issues Final Rule for Post Lease Operations Safety  
  • 12/23/99 MMS Announces Workshop Dates for Proposed Federal Oil Valuation Rule
  • 12/23/99 MMS to Prepare an Environmental Assessment for Proposed Federal Oil and Gas Lease Sale 177 in the Western Gulf of Mexico  
  • 12/08/99 MMS Proposes Changes to Rule for Prospecting for Minerals Other Than Oil, Natural Gas, and Sulfur
  • 12/08/99 MMS Has Prepared an Environmental Assessment for Proposed Federal Oil and Gas Lease Sale 175 in the Central Gulf of Mexico
  • 11/24/99 MMS Releases Two Reports on the OCS-Related Oil and Gas Activities in Coastal Alabama 
  • 11/23/99 MMS Will Repropose Oil Rules 
  • 11/18/99 Western Gulf of Mexico Sale 174 Nets $90,147,805 in High Bids
  • 11/18/99 MMS Publishes Final Regulations for Bonus Bids
  • 11/12/99 Babbitt Orders New Environmental Study of Impact of Oil Drilling Off California; Lease Suspensions to Continue 
  • 11/08/99 35 States Receive More Than $391 Million in First Nine Months of 1999 as Share of Federal Mineral Revenues  
  • 11/02/99 MMS Announces Royalty-in-Kind Agreement
  • 11/02/99 Hydrocarbon Data from Unleased and Selected Leased Blocks Available for the CGOM and WGOM Indicated Hydrocarbon List
  • 10/29/99 MMS Releases Two Reports on the OCS-Related Oil and Gas Activities in Coastal Alabama  
  • 10/18/99 Gulf of Mexico Deep water Oil and Gas Production Rises Dramatically  
  • 10/15/99 Media Advisory  
  • 10/07/99 MMS Announces 3rd RIK Pilot Offering Natural Gas from Federal Properties in the Gulf of Mexico
  • 10/01/99 MMS Issues CZM Final Rule  
  • 09/23/99 MMS Awards Contract for Royalty Reengineering  
  • 09/15/99 MMS to Hold Workshop on Federal Geothermal Resources  
  • 09/08/99 MMS Issues Draft Sustainable Development Report
  • 09/07/99 MMS Requests Information for Beaufort Sea Oil and Gas Sale 176
  • 09/03/99 MMS Approves Northstar Development Plan  
  • 08/27/99 Minerals Management Service Presents BP Amoco with Conservation Award for Respecting the Environment 
  • 08/27/99 Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 174 Information 
  • 08/25/99 Minerals Management Service Presents BP Amoco with Conservation Award for Respecting the Environment  
  • 08/25/99 Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 174 Attracts $94.6 Million in High Bids 
  • 08/24/99 Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 174 Receives 177 Bids on 153 Tracts 
  • 08/19/99 MMS Seeks Comments on Geothermal Rules
  • 08/19/99 Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Public Hearings on Proposed Destin Dome 56 Unit Development and Production Plan and Right-of-Way Pipeline Application
  • 08/11/99 The MMS Will Hold Information Day and Destin Dome 56 EIS Hearing in Pensacola, Florida  
  • 08/10/99 MMS Changes Indian Gas Valuation Regulations  
  • 08/04/99 MMS Awards Deepwater Royalty Relief to Fourth Field in the Gulf of Mexico
  • 08/03/99 MMS and Offshore Operators Set Dates for 1999 Best Practices Workshops
  • 07/29/99 MMS Releases Report on Scientific Study of "Live Bottom" Habitat Communities on the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico Seafloor  
  • 07/28/99 MMS Publishes Final Regulations For Bonus Bids  
  • 07/27/99 Media Advisory
  • 07/26/99 Test of Massive Emergency Response Goes Well, Says MMS  
  • 07/22/99 Media Advisory  
  • 07/19/99 MMS and Wyoming Open Bidding for Royalty-in-Kind Oil From Federal and State Properties  
  • 07/16/99 MMS Issues Final Notice of Sale for Western Gulf of Mexico Sale 174  
  • 07/15/99 MMS Publishes Rule Requiring Electronic Reporting  
  • 07/12/99 States Receive Nearly $242 Million in First Half of 1999 as Share of Federal Mineral Revenues 
  • 07/07/99 MMS Announces Area Identification and Public Scoping Meetings for Proposed Eastern Gulf of Mexico Sale 181 
  • 07/07/99 MMS Announces Area Identification and Public Scoping Meetings for Proposed Eastern Gulf of Mexico Sale 181  
  • 07/01/99 MMS to Hold Meeting in Houston on RIK Pilot Project in Gulf of Mexico  
  • 06/25/99 MMS Extends Suspensions on Undeveloped Offshore California Oil Leases to Facilitate Administrative Review  
  • 06/22/99 MMS Screen Saver Now Available  
  • 06/17/99 Interior, Energy Departments Sign New Contracts toUse Federal Royalty Oil to Refill Strategic Petroleum Reserve 
  • 06/17/99 Fact Sheet - MMS Announces Area Identification and Public Scoping Meetings for Eastern Gulf of Mexico Sale 181  
  • 06/16/99 News Release - MMS Announces Area Identification and Public Scoping Meetings for Eastern Gulf of Mexico Sale 181  
  • 06/16/99 Top Mineral Resource Companies Recognized by MMS
  • 06/10/99 MMS Holds EIS Scoping Meetings to Receive Input on FPSO Issue 
  • 06/10/99 Central Gulf of Mexico Sale 172 Nets $159,109,825
  • 06/10/99 Contract for Environmental Assessment of G&G Exploration Awarded  
  • 05/13/99 MMS Publishes Appeals Rule 
  • 05/10/99 Minerals Management Service Has Prepared an Environmental Assessment for Proposed Federal Oil and Gas Lease Sale 174 in the Western Gulf of Mexico  
  • 05/05/99 MMS and Army Corps of Engineers Sign Memorandum of Agreement  
  • 05/04/99 MMS and GSA Announce Energy Supply Agreement  
  • 05/03/99 Environmental Review of FPSO Systems Begun
  • 05/03/99 Walt Rosenbusch Tapped to Head Interior Department's Minerals Management Service  
  • 04/30/99 News Release - MMS Modifies Royalty Relief Economic Assumptions  
  • 04/28/99 Energy, Interior Departments Begin Second Phase of Initiative to Transfer Royalty Oil to Nation's Strategic Reserve  
  • 04/22/99 MMS Solicits Applications For Prequalification of Potential Royalty Gas Purchasers  
  • 04/21/99 $65 Million Goes to Six Coastal States in 1999 8(g) Payment  
  • 04/21/99 MMS Issues Proposed Rule for Training Offshore Workers  
  • 04/20/99 MMS Further ExtendsComment Period for Marginal Oil and Gas Properties Rules  
  • 04/16/99 News Release - Oil Companies Recognized for Safety Excellence  
  • 04/16/99 MMS Announces SAFE and Corporate Citizen Award Winners  
  • 04/08/99 MMS Extends Comment Period For Federal Crude Oil Valuation Rule  
  • 04/08/99 Proposed Notice of Sale Issued for Western Gulf of Mexico OCS Sale 174  
  • 03/31/99 DOI and DOE Announce First Contracts for Royalty Oil Transfer To Strategic Petroleum Reserve Signed Today  
  • 03/31/99 MMS Proposes Regulations for Bonus Bids  
  • 03/30/99 MMS To Hold Two Day Workshop For Federal Oil Valuation Rule  
  • 03/29/99 MMS Announces Finalists for National Safety Award  
  • 03/22/99 MMS Publishes Offshore Violations Summary  
  • 03/19/99 MMS Extends Comment Period for Marginal Oil and Gas Properties Rules 
  • 03/17/99 Lease Sale in Gulf of Mexico Attracts $171 Million in High Bids 
  • 03/16/99 Central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 172 Receives 272 Bids on 207 Tracts  
  • 03/11/99 MMS Reopens Comment Period for Federal Oil Valuation Rule  
  • 03/10/99 MMS Responds to Record Low Oil Prices With Royalty Relief Modifications  
  • 03/08/99 MMS Announces Winners of Corporate Leadership Award  
  • 03/04/99 Secretary Babbitt Announces Plan to Reopen the Comment Period for Federal Oil Valuation Rule  
  • 02/22/99 35 States Receive $559 Million in 1998 as Share of Federal Mineral Revenues  
  • 02/18/99 MMS Adds Industry Partners to Reengineering Effort  
  • 02/12/99 MMS Issues Final Notice of Sale for Central Gulf of Mexico Sale 172 
  • 02/11/99 Interior Department Announces Plan to Use Royalty-In-Kind Oil to Refill Strategic Petroleum Reserve  
  • 02/10/99 MMS Proposes Changes to Delegated Audit Regulations  
  • 02/01/99 MMS Requests $240.2 Million for FY 2000 Budget 
  • 01/25/99 Federal Register Notice of the announcement of the call on Lease Sale 181 
  • 01/25/99 Minerals Management Service Call for Interest and Information and Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS for Proposed Federal Oil and Gas Lease Sale 181 in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico  
  • 01/25/99 MMS Begins Planning Process to Conduct Eastern Gulf Lease Sale 181  
  • 01/20/99 MMS Proposes Accounting and Auditing Relief for Marginal Oil and Gas Properties  
  • 01/19/99 MMS Critical Systems Y2K Compliant  
  • 01/13/99 MMS' Royalty Policy Committee Meeting Set for January 20, Denver  
  • 01/12/99 MMS Proposes Appeals Rule to Expedite Process
  • 01/01/99 MMS Schedules Workshop to Discuss Proposed Revisions to MMS Form 2005, the Lease Document