The Resource Oil and gas leasing : Interior could do more to encourage diligent development : report to congressional requesters

Oil and gas leasing : Interior could do more to encourage diligent development : report to congressional requesters

Label
Oil and gas leasing : Interior could do more to encourage diligent development : report to congressional requesters
Title
Oil and gas leasing
Title remainder
Interior could do more to encourage diligent development : report to congressional requesters
Title variation
Interior could do more to encourage diligent development
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 2007, the Department of the Interior (Interior) collected about 1 0.5 billion dollars in revenues from companies that hold federal oil and gas leases. Interior's Minerals Management Service manages offshore leases, while its Bureau of Land Management manages onshore leases and leases in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska. Acquiring a federal lease gives the lessee the rights to explore for and develop the oil and gas resources under the lease. Development entails many tasks, including drilling wells and building pipelines that may lead to oil and gas production. GAO agreed to (1) describe Interior's efforts to encourage development of federal oil and gas leases and compare them to states' and private landowners' efforts, (2) examine trends in leasing and factors that may affect development, and (3) describe development on a sample of leases. GAO reviewed data on about 55,000 leases and spoke to officials at Interior and in eight states with leasing experience, among others. GAO recommends that the Secretary of the Interior develop a strategy to evaluate options to encourage faster development of its oil and gas leases. Interior generally agreed with the recommendation, but questioned whether some actions could have potentially adverse impacts. GAO maintains that Interior should study these options and report on the results to Congress
Cataloging source
DID
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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United States
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  • United States
  • Oil and gas leases
  • Energy development
  • Public lands
Label
Oil and gas leasing : Interior could do more to encourage diligent development : report to congressional requesters
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Apr. 16, 2009)
  • "October 2008."
  • "GAO-09-74."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ii, 38 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: Internet from GAO web site. Address as of 4/16/09: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d0974.pdf ; current access available via PURL
Label
Oil and gas leasing : Interior could do more to encourage diligent development : report to congressional requesters
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Apr. 16, 2009)
  • "October 2008."
  • "GAO-09-74."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ii, 38 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: Internet from GAO web site. Address as of 4/16/09: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d0974.pdf ; current access available via PURL

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