Press Release Catalog 2003

  • 12/18/03 MMS Asks for Public Input on Beaufort Sea Oil and Gas Sale
  • 12/12/03 New Federal Rule Provides Rights-of-Use and Easement in Offshore Waters Companies to Pay Fees by Acreage
  • 12/10/03 Modest Interest in Eastern Gulf of Mexico Sale 189, Sale Attracts $ 8,376,765 in High Bids
  • 12/09/03 Eastern Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 189 Receives 16 Bids on 14 Tracts
  • 11/26/03 Lillian Dennis attempting a 'first' for Hopi Tribe
  • 11/19/03 Deep Shelf Gas May Be More Abundant in Gulf than Earlier Forecast Probabilistic Estimate Increases by 175%
  • 11/19/03 MMS Proposes Oil and Gas Sale in Cook Inlet
  • 11/18/03 New World Water-Depth Drilling Record Set in over 10,000 Feet of Water
  • 11/05/03 MMS audit uncovers underpayments to American Indians:  Companies ordered to pay $2 million more in royalties
  • 11/04/03 Winter royalty gas sale draws top bids
  • 11/03/03 States gain $1 billion + in FY '03 mineral revenues
  • 10/28/03 MMS Issues Proposed Notice of Central Gulf Lease Sale 190
  • 10/24/03 Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for Proposed Central Planning Area Lease Sale 190
  • 10/15/03 MMS Issues Final Notice of Eastern Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 189
  • 10/02/03 Taking the 'mystery' out of RIK
  • 09/29/03 Federal Indian Minerals Office gets Acting Director and New Auditor
  • 09/26/03 Federal Oil Valuation Comment Period Reopened
  • 09/24/03 Oil and Gas Interest Continues in Alaska's Beaufort Sea
  • 09/15/03 Americans Stung by High Fuel Prices: Government Expert Cites Offshore Natural Gas as Potential Solution
  • 08/22/03 MMS Welcomes New Chief of Public Affairs
  • 08/21/03 Beaufort Sea Sale 186 Set for September
  • 08/21/03 MMS, Wyoming Award Joint RIK Oil Contracts
  • 08/20/03 Secretary Norton Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act at Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 187
  • 08/20/03 Western Gulf of Mexico Sale 187 Attracts $148,715,127 in High Bids
  • 08/20/03 MMS Proposes Changes to Regulations for Valuing Federal Oil
  • 08/19/03 Interior Secretary Norton to Speak at Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale in New Orleans, Aug. 20
  • 08/14/03 MMS and Louisiana launch 'Royalty-in-Kind' Pilot
  • 08/14/03 Contracts Aim to Help Fill Strategic Petroleum Reserve
  • 08/05/03 Shell to Pay $49 Million in Settlement Agreement with Minerals Management Service
  • 08/04/03 Federal Mineral Revenues Net $548 Million to 35 States in First Half of Year
  • 07/21/03 Access to MMS Online Information Returns
  • 07/17/03 MMS Issues Proposed Notice of Eastern Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 189
  • 07/08/03 Improved Incident Reporting Requirements Proposed For A Safer Offshore Working Environment
  • 07/01/03 Internet and Email Interrupted at Minerals Management Service
  • 06/17/03 Central Gulf of Mexico Sale 185 Nets $297,598,165 in High Bids
  • 05/27/03 MMS Announces Research Projects To Assess Effects Of Hurricane Lili On Offshore Facilities
  • 05/27/03 MMS Launches OCS Connect, An E-Government Transformation Program
  • 05/01/03 Secretary Norton Announces $94 Million For State Recreation Grants From Land and Water Conservation Fund
  • 04/29/03 Interior Department Honors Best in the Oil and Gas Industry
  • 04/24/03 Proposed Rule Published in Federal Register
  • 04/17/03 Workshop on Incentives to Increase Deep Gas Production from Shallow Gulf of Mexico Waters to Be Held in Houston
  • 04/21/03 Minerals Management Service to Adopt the Latest Edition of Industry  Standard on Fixed Offshore Production Platforms
  • 04/10/03 MMS to Hold Workshops on Regulations for Valuing Gas Produced from Federal Leases
  • 04/03/03 MMS is Sponsor and Key Participant in International Oil Spill Conference Vancouver, B.C., Canada, April 6 – 10, 2002
  • 04/03/03 POSVEM and Pocket Guide:  Two New Tools for Calculating a Discharge from a Pipeline Spill
  • 04/03/03 From The Arctic to the Caribbean, Oil Spill Film Fest Features Entries From Around the World
  • 03/31/03 MMS Proposes Accounting and Auditing Relief for Marginal Properties
  • 03/28/03 MMS Director Johnnie Burton Wins Top Women in Energy Leadership Awards
  • 03/28/03 MMS TAR Program Announces Research Projects For Operational Safety And Engineering Initiatives
  • 03/26/03 Secretary Norton Announces Major New Incentive For Deep Gas Production in the Gulf of Mexico
  • 03/20/03 Minerals Management Service, Louisiana Agree to Take Certain Federal Offshore Oil and Gas Royalties in Kind
  • 03/19/03 Central Gulf of Mexico Sale 185 Attracts $315,531,229 Million in High Bids
  • 03/18/03 Central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 185 Receives 793 Bids on 561 Tracts
  • 03/17/03 MMS Announces Winners of International Leadership Awards
  • 03/05/03 Royalty Policy Committee to Meet in March
  • 03/03/03 33 States Receive $753 Million in 2002 as Share of Mineral Revenues Located on Federal Lands 
  • 02/24/03 MMS Announces 2002 Safety Award for Excellence (SAFE) Finalists
  • 02/14/03 MMS Issues Final notice of Central Gulf Lease Sale 185
  • 02/13/03 MMS Announces Winners of Corporate Leadership Award
  • 02/12/03 MMS to Hold Workshops on Regulations for Valuing Crude Oil Produced From Federal Leases
  • 02/05/03 MMS Honors STRAC Members With James B. Griffith Award
  • 02/03/03 President Requests $271.5 Million For FY 2004 MMS Budget
  • 01/30/03 MMS Announces First Approval For Use of Cell Spar as New Technology
  • 01/24/03 Minerals Management Service and American Bureau of Shipping Sign Memorandum of Agreement for Scientific and Technical Cooperation
  • 01/23/03 OP-ED Oil In The Sea
  • 01/13/03 Minerals Management Service Deputy Director Wins Presidential Award