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Holitna Energy applies to state for shallow gas leases

...ANCHORAGE - Holitna Energy Corp. has applied for four shallow gas leases in Southcentral Alaska within a 50-mile range...take written testimony through July 30, Hansen said. Shallow gas leases are for fields in which part of the production...
Ogan resigns as consultant due to conflict of interest

...Denver-based company after sponsoring a bill creating a shallow-gas leasing program. Ogan spent months denying any conflict...stepping down will allow people to focus on the issue of shallow gas, rather than the perception of my conflict." Ogan...
Buccaneer Energy begins drilling Cosmo well

...drilling near Anchor Point on Sunday, the Peninsula Clarion reported. The area off the Kenai Peninsula is known for its shallow gas reserves and deeper oil prospects.Buccaneer says it plans to drill the rig to a depth of 8,000 feet. Oil core samples...

...exploratory drilling for natural gas in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. In attendance at the event were critics of shallow gas drilling for methane, a kind of natural gas found in coal that a company wants to tap into in the Valley. Evergreen...
State regulators reconsider Usibelli gas plan

...200,000 acres along the Parks Highway between Healy and Nenana. The area has a high potential for methane or other shallow gas. DNR Commissioner Tom Irwin will have the chance to reject the license, accept it or modify its terms, the Fairbanks...
Murkowski announces oil accord with Bristol Bay Native Corp. year and follow that with oil and gas lease sales by the fall of 2005, Murkowski said. The state hopes to hold shallow gas leases in the upper end of the bay by the fall of 2004, Murkowski said. Such a sale would help offset the high cost...
Business Briefs

...Natural Resources to drill two mineral core wells on shallow gas leases near Delta Junction. In its application, Evergreen...development. Evergreen farmed into 333,415 acres of state shallow gas leases near Delta Junction in May 2001. The leases are...
Governor signs bills on drug programs, natural gas

...Oil and Gas Conservation Commission streamline a waiver to its regulations if needed to prevent delays in developing shallow gas wells. It also lets the state waive compliance with local ordinances when it comes to shallow natural gas if the Department...
Coal-bed methane proposals raise a certain stink in the Valley

...the company at the center of the shallow gas controversy in the Valley. Evergreen...critics of the state's handling of shallow gas, however, continued to take state...legislation creating the state's shallow gas program as a member of the House...
Landowners angry

...people they are paid to work for? Surely not Mr. Murkouski. The story gets better. Lappi (the sole owner of the only shallow gas operation in Alaska) turned around and sublet "his" leases to Unocal. Hold it. Who is Unocal? Unocal's North...


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