Press Release Catalog 1996

Release Date
12/31/1996
  • 12/24/96 Western Gulf of Mexico Sale Nets $352 Million in High Bids
  • 12/23/96 Transportation and Interior Departments Reach New Agreement Concerning Offshore Pipelines on the Outer Contintental Shelf
  • 12/23/96 Proposed Rule -- Notice of Extension of Public Comment Period
  • 12/11/96 MMS Makes Royalty Fairness & Simplification Act Information Available on the Internet
  • 12/05/96 1996 International Workshop on Human Factors in Offshore Operations - Press Advisory
  • 12/03/96 MMS Identifies Issues for Proposed Lease Sales in the Central Gulf of Mexico
  • 11/21/96 Press Advisory
  • 11/21/96 Pilot Project to Improve Indian Mineral Services for Navajo Allottees - Project Director Named
  • 11/21/96 37 States Receive $376 Million in First Nine Months of 1996 as Share of Federal Mineral Revenues
  • 11/20/96 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 1997-2002 - SCHEDULE OF PRE-LEASE STEPS
  • 11/14/96 5-Year OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 1997-2002 is Approved
  • 11/08/96 Outer Continental Shelf OIl and Gas Leasing History
  • 11/01/96 MMS Issues Proposed Notice of Sale For Central Gulf of Mexico Sale 166
  • 10/30/96 Well Control Workshop
  • 10/30/96 MMS Listens To Customers To Improve Service And Cut Costs
  • 10/29/96 Correction to: MMS to Streamline Appeals Process, Expedite Decisions and Institute Cost Recovery
  • 10/29/96 MMS to Streamline Appeals Process, Expedite Decisions and Institute Cost Recovery
  • 10/28/96 MMS Announces Cooperative Work With Gulf of Mexico States on Oil Spill Contingency Planning
  • 10/25/96 MMS to Publish Rule Changes to Extend Offshore Lease Term
  • 10/25/96 Update on MMS Audits of Crude Underpayments
  • 10/07/96 MMS Awards Contracts to Universities for Environmental Studies
  • 09/30/96 MMS Issues Call for Information & Nominations for Beaufort Sea/Sale 170
  • 09/26/96 CORRECTION - SALE 161 RESULTS
  • 09/25/96 Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 161 Attracts $352.5 Million in High Bids
  • 09/23/96 MMS Proposes Changes to Improve Natural Gas Valuation for Indian Leases
  • 09/18/96 First Alaskan OCS Lease Sale in Five Years Held in Anchorage
  • 09/12/96 Innovation #14 - MMS Extends Production Reporting Deadline to Electronic Participants
  • 09/11/96 National Oil Spill Response Test Facility Contract Awarded
  • 08/28/96 MMS Announces Proposed Final 5-Year OCS Oil & Gas Leasing Program for 1997-2002
  • 08/23/96 Press Briefing on the Proposed Final 5-Year Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Natural Gas and Oil Leasing Plan for 1997-2002
  • 08/22/96 MMS Update on Audits of Crude Oil Underpayments
  • 08/12/96 Central Gulf of Mexico Sale Nets $511 Million in High Bids
  • 08/15/96 MMS Issues Final Notice of Sale for Beaufort Sea Sale 144
  • 08/15/96 MMS Issues Final Notice of Sale for Western Gulf of Mexico Sale 161
  • 08/13/96 President Signs Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Simplification and Fairness Act Into Law
  • 08/01/96 MMS Implements Multi-Year Process for OCS Sales in the Gulf of Mexico
  • 07/31/96 MMS Proposes Changes to Natural Gas Valuation Regs
  • 07/29/96 MMS Develops Guidelines for Suspending Production, Operations
  • 07/18/96 MMS Pursues California Undervaluation Royalties
  • 07/18/96 MMS Needs More Data to Assess Safety and Environmental Management Program
  • 07/11/96 37 States Receive $251 Million in First Half of 1996 as Share of Federal Mineral Revenues
  • 07/11/96 Outer Continental Shelf Leasing History (Quarterly as of 6/30/96)
  • 07/03/96 Outer Continental Shelf Scientific Committee Elects Leadership
  • 07/03/96 MMS Extends Time Period to Accept or Reject Bids on Offshore Natural Gas and Oil Tracts
  • 06/26/96 MMS Issues Guidelines and Fee Requirements for Royalty Relief Applications
  • 06/13/96 MMS Announces Interagency Initiative on Emergency Response
  • 06/13/96 MMS and U.S. Navy Cooperate to Protect Virginia Shoreline
  • 06/12/96 MMS to Simplify Environmental Impact Statements
  • 06/10/96 MMS Extends Cooperative Agreement with the State of Florida
  • 06/06/96 MMS Releases Latest Assessment of Nation's Natural Gas and Oil Resources
  • 06/03/96 MMS Wins National Environmental Award
  • 05/31/96 MMS Issues Second Interim Rule for Royalty Relief for Deepwater Leases in Gulf of Mexico
  • 05/30/96 MMS Defers Sale 158 in Gulf of Alaska
  • 05/30/96 MMS To Consider Federal Sand and Gravel Sale Offshore New Jersey
  • 05/30/96 MMS Calls for Public Input in Reviewing Regulations
  • 05/23/96 MMS Helps Compile and Publish a Gulf of Mexico Natural Gas and Oil Resource Database
  • 05/17/96 Minerals Management Service Presents Annual Stewardship Awards to Top Mineral Resource Companies
  • 05/16/96 Interagency Team Completes California Crude Oil Undervaluation Study
  • 05/09/96 MMS Cooperation with National Response Center Reduces Duplicate Reporting for Industry
  • 05/02/96 MMS Announces Public Meeting On Louisiana Barrier Island Restoration Project
  • 04/25/96 MMS Joins Cooperative Effort To Prepare Louisiana Barrier Shoreline
  • 04/25/96 MMS Listens--Doubles Timeframe Allowed To Extend Active Leases
  • 04/24/96 Record Gulf of Mexico Sale Attracts $521 Million
  • 04/12/96 PRESS STATEMENT Regarding Alaska's Cook Inlet/Sale 149
  • 04/12/96 Six Coastal States Share $45.5 Million Annual Payment
  • 04/10/96 MMS Asks For Indications Of Interest In Alaska Sales
  • 04/02/96 MMS Presents 1995 National Safe Award to Exxon
  • 03/26/96 MMS Announces Offshore Lease Abandonment Workshop
  • 03/25/96 MMS Issues Final Notice of Sale for Central Gulf of Mexico Sale 157 and Interim Rule for Deepwater Royalty Relief
  • 03/20/96 MMS Develops Guidelines For Extraordinary Processing Cost Applications
  • 03/19/96 MMS Seeks $189.4 Million For Fiscal Year 1997 Budget
  • 03/19/96 Secretary Babbitt will host a combined press/constituent briefing on the FY97 budget
  • 03/12/96 MMS Selects Contractor To Study Testing Interval For Blowout Preventer Equipment
  • 03/04/96 MMS Program Manager Charles E. Smith Selected As Interior's Engineer-Of-The-Year
  • 02/23/96 1994 Mineral Revenue Report Available Now From Minerals Management Service
  • 02/22/96 MMS Streamlines Royalty Recoupments On Federal Offshore Mineral Leases
  • 02/22/96 MMS Propose Rules To Implement Deep Water Royalty Relief
  • 02/22/96 MMS Announces Public Hearings On Draft Environmental Impact Statement For Proposed 5-Year OCS Oil And Gas Leasing Program
  • 02/08/96 Innovation #5: MMS Eliminates More Paperwork for Industry
  • 02/07/96 MMS Announces Proposed 5-Year OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 1997-2002
  • 02/05/96 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing History
  • 01/31/96 MMS Publishes Final Rule for Bidding on Outer Continental Shelf Leases