Press Release Catalog 2006

  • 12/21/06 Minerals Management Service to Start Environmental Review
  • 12/14/06 DOI Signs Agreement with Oil and Gas Companies on 1998/1999 Leases
  • 12/07/06 MMS Issues $32 Million Royalty Bill to Major Oil Company
  • 12/06/06 MMS Moves to Strengthen Compliance Effort: Comprehensive Plan Details Actions, Timelines
  • 11/30/06 MMS Develops Hurricane Web Page: Agency Creates Central Location for Information on Hurricane Impacts
  • 11/28/06 States Earn Record $2.2 Billion in Royalty Receipts: Wyoming Leads Again
  • 11/27/06 Six Companies Win RIK Crude 0il Contracts
  • 11/21/06 MMS Issues Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Holds Public Hearings on Proposed Sales for 2007- 2012: Sales Proposed in Western and Central Planning Areas
  • 11/21/06 MMS Hosting Production Data Workshop
  • 11/20/06 Western Gulf of Mexico Sale 200 Nets $331,950,865 in High Bids: Summary of Results
  • 11/17/06 Minerals Management Service Proposes to Expand Lease Sale 205 Available Acreage
  • 11/14/06 Allred Announces New Panel to Review MMS Mineral Leasing Program
  • 10/30/06 Minerals Management Service to Hold Public Hearings in Mobile on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for 2007-2012 OCS Oil and Gas Lease Program
  • 10/27/06 Minerals Management Service to Hold Public Hearing in New Orleans on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for 2007-2012 OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program 
  • 10/27/06 Minerals Management Service to Hold Public Hearing in Houston on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for 2007-2012 OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program
  • 10/25/06 MMS Issues Proposal for Next Federal Beaufort Sea Lease Sale
  • 10/24/06 The Minerals Management Service Issues Scoping Report on Long Island Offshore Wind Park
  • 10/24/06 Interior and Louisiana Agree to Settle Lawsuit on Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Natural Gas Leasing
  • 10/23/06 RIK Gas Sale Nets 13 Contracts: Ten Companies Awarded Gulf of Mexico Gas
  • 10/20/06 MMS to Hold Public Hearings on Proposed Chukchi Sea Draft EIS
  • 10/13/06 MMS, Alabama Unveil New Partnership
  • 10/10/06 MMS Releases Summary of Lower Tertiary Play in Gulf
  • 09/29/06 Report to Congress Highlights RIK Successes: Increased revenues, reduced costs, improved efficiencies
  • 09/29/06 MMS Announces Availability of Coastal Impact Assistance Program Guidelines: Six States May Share $250 Million in Each Fiscal Year 2007 Through 2010
  • 09/26/06 Minerals Management Service Announces Public Hearings on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for 2007-2012 OCs Oil and Gas Leasing Program: 19 meetings in 5 States Scheduled
  • 08/24/06 Minerals Management Service Issues Proposed 5-Year Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement for 2007-2012 OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program: 21 Sales in 7 Planning Areas Proposed
  • 08/21/06 RIK Crude Oil Sale Nets New Contracts: Deliveries to Begin in October
  • 08/16/06 Western Gulf of Mexico Sale 200 Attracts $462.8 Million in Bids
  • 08/15/06 MMS Will Work with State to Ensure Successful Lease Sale 200
  • 08/14/06 Minerals Management Service Given Approval for Lease Sale 200 ~Decision Enhances America's Energy Resources
  • 07/21/06 MMS and Indian Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas Sign Memorandum of Understanding
  • 07/21/06 Geothermal Rules Encourage Alternative Energy Development on Federal Lands: Provide $4 Million in Revenue for County Governments
  • 07/19/06 MMS Announces New OCS Cost Recovery Fees
  • 07/18/06 MMS Announces Seven Deepwater Discoveries to Date in 2006 ~ Deepwater discoveries still strong in the Gulf of Mexico
  • 07/17/06 MMS Issues Final Notice of Western Gulf Lease Sale 200
  • 07/13/06 MMS to Extend Comment Period on Cape Wind Energy Project Notice of Intent ~ Public Given More Time to Provide Input
  • 06/21/06 Hurricane Katrina/Hurricane Rita Evacuation and Production Shut-in Statistics Report as of Monday, June 19, 2006
  • 06/19/06 Minerals Management Service Schedules Public Meetings and Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Long Island Offshore Wind Project
  • 06/19/06 Royalty in Kind Report Highlights '05 Performance: Revenues up, Administrative Costs and Conflicts Down
  • 06/13/06 Central Gulf of Mexico Sale 198 Nets $581,820,861 in High Bids: Summary of Results
  • 06/07/06 RIK Sale Yields 8.4 Million Barrels of Crude: Strong Bidding Leads to Eight Contracts
  • 06/05/06 Minerals Management Service To Hold Public Meeting In San Francisco on Renewable Energy and Alternate Use on America's Outer Continental Shelf: Meeting to be Held in San Francisco, California
  • 06/05/06 Minerals Management Service To Hold Public Meeting In Orlando on Renewable Energy and Alternate Use on America's Outer Continental Shelf: Meeting to be Held in Orlando, Florida
  • 06/05/06 Hurricane Katrina/Hurricane Rita Evacuation and Production Shut-in Statistics Report as of Thursday, June 1, 2006
  • 06/02/06 Minerals Management Service To Hold Public Meeting In Portland on Renewable Energy and Alternate Use on America's Outer Continental Shelf: Meeting to be Held in Portland Oregon
  • 06/02/06 Minerals Management Service To Hold Public Meeting In Atlanta on Renewable Energy and Alternate Use on America's Outer Continental Shelf: Meeting to be Held in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 06/01/06 MMS Issues NTL's to Address Rig Station: Keeping New Requirements for 2006 Hurricane Season
  • 05/30/06 Securing Offshore Oil & Gas Production in the 2006 Hurricane Season: Federal Agencies Join Industry in Unveiling Preparedness Measures
  • 05/30/06 MMS to Prepare Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Cape Wind Energy Project
  • 05/23/06 Minerals Management Service To Hold Public Meeting In Long Beach on Renewable Energy and Alternate Use on America's Outer Continental Shelf: Meeting to be Held in Long Beach, California
  • 05/23/06 Minerals Management Service To Hold Public Meeting In Boston Area on Renewable Energy and Alternate Use on America's Outer Continental Shelf: Meeting to be Held in Dedham, Massachusetts
  • 05/22/06 MMS Seeks Comments on OCS Safety and Environmental Management Systems: Agency issues Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
  • 05/22/06 Minerals Management Service To Hold Public Meeting on Long Island on Renewable Energy and Alternate Use on America's Outer Continental Shelf: Meeting to be Held in Melville, New York
  • 05/22/06 MMS Proposes To Incorporate Recommended Practice For Cementing Shallow Water Flow Zones In Deep Water: Operators Provided Hazard Mitigation Options
  • 05/19/06 Minerals Management Service to Hold Public Meeting in Texas on Renewable Energy and Alternate Use on America's Outer Continental Shelf
  • 05/19/06 Minerals Management Service to Hold Public Meeting in New Jersey on Renewable Energy and Alternate Use on America's Outer Continental Shelf
  • 05/16/06 Minerals Management Service to Hold DC Metro Area Public Meeting on Renewable Energy and Alternate Use on America's Outer Continental Shelf
  • 05/11/06 Deep Wrecks Project Receives Prestigious Cooperative Conservation Award
  • 05/05/06 Minerals Management Service Schedules Public Meetings on Renewable Energy and Alternate Use on America's Outer Continental Shelf
  • 05/04/06 MMS Employees Recognized for Excellence at 63rd Department of the Interior Honors Convocation
  • 05/04/06 63rd Department of the Interior Honors Convocation Features Awards for Bravery, Cooperative Conservation and Distinguished Service
  • 05/03/06 Hurricane Katrina/Hurricane Rita Evacuation and Production Shut-in Statistics Report as of Wednesday, May 3, 2006
  • 05/02/06 Deepwater Frontier Is Focus of New Gulf of Mexico Report
  • 05/01/06 MMS Updates Hurricanes Katrina and Rita Damage
  • 04/25/06 Minerals Management Service Honors Best in Industry 
  • 04/25/06 MMS Publishes Final Rule on OCS Data Release and Definitions
  • 04/20/06 MMS Official Receives Prestigious Presidential Award
  • 04/20/06 Secretary Presents 20 Presidential & Executive Leadership Awards 
  • 04/19/06 Hurricane Katrina/Hurricane Rita Evacuation and Production Shut-in Statistics Report as of Wednesday, April 19, 2006
  • 04/17/06 MMS Publishes Revised Incident Reporting Requirements for a Safer Offshore Working Environment
  • 04/12/06 MMS Recognizes Four Companies for Performance
  • 04/05/06 Hurricane Katrina/Hurricane Rita Evacuation and Production Shut-in Statistics Report as of Wednesday, April 6, 2006
  • 04/04/06 MMS Issues Proposed Notice of Western Gulf Lease Sale 200
  • 04/03/06 Record RIK Gas Sale Nets 14 Contracts
  • 03/30/06 MMS Issues Final Rule on Geological and Geophysical (G&G) Explorations
  • 03/23/06 MMS to Hold Scoping Meetings and Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Western and Central Lease Sales in Gulf of Mexico
  • 03/23/06 Minerals Management Service to Hold Public Meeting in Virginia on Development of OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program Environmental Impact Statement
  • 03/22/06 Hurricane Katrina/Hurricane Rita Evacuation and Production Shut-in Statistics Report as of Wednesday, March 22, 2006
  • 03/15/06 Central Gulf of Mexico Sale 198 Attracts $978,310,887 in Bids
  • 03/14/06 Central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale Receives 707 Bids on 405 Tracts
  • 03/13/06 MMS Commits to New Rockies Gas Pipeline Expansion of RIK Program to Benefit U.S. Taxpayers
  • 03/10/06 Minerals Management Service Adds Florida to Public Meetings Schedule for Development of OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program Environmental Impact Statement
  • 03/10/06 Secretary Norton Announces Departure from Interior
  • 03/08/06 Hurricane Katrina/Hurricane Rita Evacuation and Production Shut-in Statistics Report as of Wednesday, March 8, 2006
  • 03/08/06 BLM and MMS Seek Public Input on Regulatory Efforts to Promote New Forms of Oil and Natural Gas Production
  • 03/08/06 Village of Kaktovik and MMS Sign Agreement on Natural Resources
  • 03/07/06 MMS Requests Response from Six Coastal States on Draft Coastal Impact Assistance Program Guidelines
  • 03/06/06 Minerals Management Service Schedules Public Meetings on Development of OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program Environmental Impact Statement
  • 03/02/06 MMS Honors Finalists in 2005 National SAFE Competition
  • 02/28/06 RIK Crude Oil Sale Sparks Strong Bidding
  • 02/23/06 Two Companies Win Wyoming RIK Gas Contracts
  • 02/22/06 Hurricane Katrina/Hurricane Rita Evacuation and Production Shut-in Statistics Report as of Wednesday, February 22, 2006
  • 02/21/06 MMS Recognizes 16 in Energy Industry for Corporate Leadership
  • 02/13/06 MMS Issues Final Notice of Central Gulf Lease Sale 198
  • 02/13/06 Comments Sought on Proposed Indian Oil Rule
  • 02/08/06 Hurricane Katrina/Hurricane Rita Evacuation and Production Shut-in Statistics Report as of Wednesday, February 8, 2006
  • 02/08/06 Minerals Management Service Issues Draft Proposed 5-Year Plan for Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program
  • 02/06/06 President Requests $292.3 Million for FY 2007 MMS Budget
  • 01/26/06 MMS to Hold Oil and Gas Lease Sale in New Orleans
  • 01/25/06 Hurricane Katrina/Hurricane Rita Evacuation and Production Shut-in Statistics Report as of Wednesday, January 25, 2006
  • 01/19/06 Impact Assessment of Offshore Facilities from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
  • 01/11/06 Sebastian Named to New Post
  • 01/11/06 Hurricane Katrina/Hurricane Rita Evacuation and Production Shut-in Statistics Report as of Wednesday, January 11, 2006
  • 01/09/06 Hurricane Katrina/Hurricane Rita Evacuation and Production Shut-in Statistics Report as of Monday, January 9, 2006
  • 01/05/06 Western Gulf of Mexico Sale 196 Nets $283,441,874 in High Bids
  • 01/05/06 Hurricane Katrina/Hurricane Rita Evacuation and Production Shut-in Statistics Report as of Thursday, January 5, 2006