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Revised Arctic offshore drilling review released

...subsistence hunting and harvests. BOEM's revised environmental review is a major step toward resolving the 2008 oil and gas leases that have been tied up in the courts for years, she said.Shell was the leading bidder in the 2008 sale, spending...
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Holitna Energy applies to state for shallow gas leases

...Holitna Energy Corp. has applied for four shallow gas leases in Southcentral Alaska within a 50-mile range of the...written testimony through July 30, Hansen said. Shallow gas leases are for fields in which part of the production gas extends...
Oil policy changes bring more public scrutiny to drilling

...greater public voice in how oil and gas leases are awarded on public lands. Salazar...that allows development of oil and gas leases on public lands while also protecting...delays. About 1 percent of oil and gas leases on public lands were protested in...
1.8M acres of drilling leases go up for bid

...ANCHORAGE - The Interior Department is offering oil and gas leases on 1.8 million acres of Alaska's National Petroleum...of Indiana. It currently has 310 authorized oil and gas leases totaling more than 3 million acres. BLM has withdrawn...
State claims 20,000 acres on edge of ANWR

...said.Having done the research, which included field visits earlier this year, the state has also issued two oil and gas leases in the nearshore Beaufort Sea that were originally offered in a 2011 lease sale and bid on.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
White House defends Chuckchi Sea oil lease

...Thursday that it won't budge on issuing new oil and gas leases in their shrinking Alaska habitat. A House of Representatives...the Interior Department to hold off auctioning oil and gas leases in northwest Alaska's Chuckchi Sea until the department...
Bering Straits Native Corp. seeks land for future Arctic port

...long after.The study noted that Port Clarence is about 500 miles from the majority of the federal Chukchi OCS oil and gas leases. Dutch Harbor, currently the closest domestic deepwater port, is more than 1,300 miles from the lease areas, a...
Comments sought on possible Arctic lease sale

...ruling that found the federal government conducted a flawed environmental review before selling $2.7 billion in oil and gas leases in the Chukchi Sea in 2008.The U.S. Interior Department has since laid out a timeline for completion of a new environmental...
Ogan resigns as consultant due to conflict of interest

...his oath to serve his constituents "must always come first." He said Evergreen's recent acquisition of additional gas leases and overwhelming public interest in getting more information "has compromised my ability to be impartial and represent...
Drones will fly Alaska's skies in September in the Arctic waters near the northern coast of Alaska. ConocoPhillips, which has offshore oil and gas leases in the Chuckchi Sea, launched the 40-pound ScanEagle drone from a research ship. The oil and gas company used the...


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