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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...

...prospects in 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...
Alaska's offshore leases spark oil industry's interest

...interest in exploration off of Alaska's Arctic coastline. John Goll, Alaska regional director for the U.S. Minerals Management Service, said the agency is thinking of holding regular Chukchi Sea lease sales in response to increasing industry...
Alaska Digest

...about 2 million acres extending from just south of Kalgin Island to just northwest of Shuyak Island. The U.S. Minerals Management Service has tentatively scheduled the lease sale for May 19, 2004. The agency removed from the sale proposal a...
UAF project uses radar to look at surface water movement

...Agents with the SFOS Marine Advisory Program are located in eight coastal communities across Alaska. The U.S. Minerals Management Service, which is concerned with improving data useful when dealing with spills, provided funding for the project...
Scientists go hunting for rare right whales

...government's five-year oil and gas development plan for the Bering Sea. He said that it is no surprise that the U.S. Minerals Management Service is funding the whale survey. "Their existence is so tenuous as it is," Cummings said. "Any new research...
Shell vows to keep office, Alaska staff

...litigation. It is apparent, however, that Shell will have to file new exploration plans for 2011 with the U.S. Minerals Management Service, and it is unclear how that agency's pending reorganization will affect processing the exploration plans...
State begins own review of oil industry practices

...while the bottom location in the reservoir will be in federal outer continental shelf lands regulated by the U.S. Minerals Management Service. To drill these wells BP will need two drilling permits, Norman said, one issued by the state and one...
Bristol Bay Native group endorses oil development

...proceeds returned to the oil companies. Currently the area is under a development moratorium, and the U.S. Minerals Management Service doesn't plan to revisit it until 2011. The corporation would like to see the moratorium lifted early...
State Briefs

...Bill Walker at the close of the session. Whichever way the gas gets to market, the stakes are high. The U.S. Minerals Management Service estimates Alaska natural gas known reserves at 27 trillion cubic feet. That's about 16 percent of the...


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