4 Jan 2016

Severance Taxes Received so Far in FY 2016 from Oil and Gas Production in Idaho

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Severance Taxes Received so Far in FY 2016 from Oil and Gas Production in Idaho

The following information comes from the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Newsletter.  Idaho’s severance tax for oil and gas is 2.5% of the market value. These are distributed into the Oil and Gas Conservation Fund, the State Tax Commission refund account, the county in which the oil or gas was produced, the city in which the oil or […]

29 Dec 2015

Comments to the BLM on Behalf of the Idaho Mining Association

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Comments to the BLM on Behalf of the Idaho Mining Association

The Idaho Mining Association submitted the following comments on the Bureau of Land Management’s proposed withdrawal of at least 10 million acres of federal land from mining activity, an important source of high-wage jobs and a vital contributor to Idaho’s economy. The proposed plans would replace the state’s conservation plans that already proved effective for sage grouse management.  December 17, 2015 The Honorable […]

26 Dec 2015

Report States Fed Is Abusing Its Tool of Suspending Oil and Gas Leases

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Report States Fed Is Abusing Its Tool of Suspending Oil and Gas Leases

From the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) ESA Watch Newsletter:   Suspended animation. Grand Junction Daily Sentinel. A new report says the federal government is abusing its tool of suspending oil and gas leases, which can keep lands from being appropriately managed. The report, “Land Hoarders: How Stockpiling Leases is Costing Taxpayers,” says 3.25 million acres […]

19 Dec 2015

Hearing Officer Appointed in Contested Idaho Drilling Plan

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Hearing Officer Appointed in Contested Idaho Drilling Plan

The news clip below was written by Keith Ridler of the Associated Press. It was published on WashingtonTimes.com. BOISE, Idaho (AP) – State officials on Thursday appointed a hearing officer in what will be the first use of a new Idaho law that allows unwilling mineral rights owners to be included in a company’s plan […]

17 Dec 2015

Tough Times Don’t Last, Tough People Do

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Tough Times Don’t Last, Tough People Do

The following article comes from COGA.org. It discusses the struggles the oil and gas industry have endured over the last twelve months and what the industry could look like for the year ahead. While 2016 may be a challenging year, the author, Dan Haley reminds us to remember why we’re here and how essential the industry is […]

16 Dec 2015

Western Energy Alliance – The Regulatory Overreach is in High Gear

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Western Energy Alliance – The Regulatory Overreach is in High Gear

The information here comes from Western Energy Alliance. It assesses the Obama Administration’s attempt to enforce additional regulatory processes for the oil and gas industry. As the year draws to a close, the oil and natural gas industry is glad to be reaching the bottom of a tall stack of new regulations. As we’ve documented, the Administration seems intent […]

14 Dec 2015

Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (OGCC) – December 17, 2015 Final Meeting Agenda

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Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (OGCC) – December 17, 2015 Final Meeting Agenda

Below is a link and a PDF of the final Oil and Gas Conservation Commission meeting agenda for the December 17th, 2015 special meeting in Boise. To view and/or download the agenda, click the link directly below. OGCC Dec. 17th – Special Meeting Final Agenda *Meeting Notices, Final Agendas, Summary Minutes and Final Minutes are also posted on Idaho Department […]

14 Dec 2015

Denying Access to Energy Denies Safety, Prosperity, Opportunity

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Denying Access to Energy Denies Safety, Prosperity, Opportunity

The information below was written by Mark Green and published on the EnergyTomorrow.org Blog. It uses Alaska as one example of how restricting access to energy impacts American energy security, because restricting or blocking access to energy ultimately becomes a decision not to develop energy. Picture caption: Alaskan Pipeline.  Alaska: Falling oil revenues have the governor in that […]

8 Dec 2015

Special Meeting Announcement: Oil and Gas Conservation Commission – Dec. 17th, 2015

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The Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will hold a Special Meeting on Thursday, December 17, 2015 *Please note the meeting location and time.  Venue: Capitol, Hearing Room WW53, Lower Level, West Wing, 700 W Jefferson St, Boise, Idaho Time: The meeting is scheduled to begin at 3:30 PM (MDT) Click the link below to view/download […]

2 Dec 2015

America’s Climate and Energy Success Story

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America’s Climate and Energy Success Story

The following blog post was written by Mark Green and published on the EnergyTomorrow.org blog. It discusses the climate summit taking place this week in Paris. Reducing global greenhouse emissions while helping to achieve real-world initiatives like lifting people out of poverty by providing safe, reliable energy will be high-priority topics. This week’s climate summit in Paris […]

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