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Energy Dep't seeks methane hydrate proposals

...provide a stable platform. Larger methane hydrate deposits can be found in sediment below the sea floor.A Minerals Management Service study in 2008 estimated methane hydrate resources in the northern Gulf of Mexico at 21,000 trillion cubic...
Judges say Arctic offshore lease sale was flawed

...coast in 2008.A three-member panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a split decision that the Minerals Management Service, now the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, prepared an environmental assessment for a sale in the Chukchi...
State | AK legislature
Agency releases new Chukchi drilling assessment

...field of 1 billion barrels of oil, which the Minerals Management Service acknowledged was the minimum level of potential...Bromwich said. His agency replaced the former Minerals Management Service after the Deepwater Horizon blowout in the Gulf...
Whaling village split on oil tests

...image of rock formations potentially bearing oil and gas. Shell needs permits for the tests from the U.S. Minerals Management Service, which regulates offshore oil operations, and the National Marine Fisheries Service, which manages ocean...
AlaskaDigest the Cook Inlet offshore area has been postponed because of a lack of interest, according to the U.S. Minerals Management Service. The lease sale was planned for next May but now will be held sometime in 2007, the service announced this...
Alaska's offshore leases spark oil industry's interest

...Goll, Alaska regional director for the U.S. Minerals Management Service, said the agency is thinking of holding the offshore Arctic areas of Alaska. The Minerals Management Service estimates that about 7 billion barrels of oil...
Actor to testify at Chukchi Sea lease hearing

...he would testify at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement hearing. The former Minerals Management Service in February 2008 conducted a lease sale in the Chukchi off Alaska's northwest coast, receiving high bids...
Regional News
Commission faults agency, industry in Gulf spill

...hasn't been a really big spill in years." The number of deep water offshore wells expanded but the federal Minerals Management Service budget remained flat. "They were being deprived of the resources they needed to effectively regulate...
Ted Danson testifies in at drilling hearing

...whales, polar bears, walrus and other marine mammals. The federal agency that preceded the bureau, the Minerals Management Service, issued 487 leases in the Chukchi after receiving bids totaling $2.7 billion. A subsidiary of Shell Oil...
Cook Inlet oil and gas leases win federal agency's approval gets final approval, it is expected to be held in mid-May. Robin Cacy, a spokeswoman for the federal Minerals Management Service, said a formal proposal for the sale in lower Cook Inlet will be announced later this month. A final decision...


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