19 Feb 2016

IPC’s Letter of Support for S1339

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IPC’s Letter of Support for S1339

Read a copy of the Idaho Petroleum Council’s letter of support for Senate Bill 1339. The Oil and Gas IDL Process Bill amends existing law regarding applications for permits or certain authorizations to drill or treat wells; to provide that the Department of Lands shall have specified responsibilities associated with spacing units and unit operations; to […]

5 Feb 2016

Notice of February 17, 2016 Auction Cancellation

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Notice of February 17, 2016 Auction Cancellation

CANCELLATION STATE OF IDAHO FEB. 17, 2016 PUBLIC AUCTION OF OIL AND GAS LEASES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Director of the Idaho Department of Lands has cancelled the February 17, 2016 auction of oil and gas leases in Cassia, Owyhee, and Twin Falls counties. On February 4, 2016 a majority of the nominations […]

19 Sep 2015

Natural Gas Production Records from Idaho Well Made Public

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The Idaho Statesman recently published an Associated Press Article written by Keith Ridler announcing that the first batch of production records from a natural gas well in Idaho have been made public following a new rule approved by lawmakers. Summary: The Idaho Department of Lands earlier this week released the monthly records that span from […]

11 Aug 2015

Letter to the Editor: The Energy Industry in Idaho

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Letter to the Editor: The Energy Industry in Idaho

The Idaho Petroleum Council (IPC) includes companies and landowners with a common interest in Idaho’s energy production, infrastructure and development. As executive director of the IPC, and a lifelong Idahoan, I am excited to see Idaho join our neighbors as an energy-producing state. After years of work, and millions of dollars invested, including with local […]

29 Apr 2015

Idaho Wants to Be an Oil and Gas State

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The following story summarizes the recent changes made by the Idaho legislature to bring Idaho’s oil and gas laws up to speed with industry standards and to prevent waste and protect mineral owners during oil and gas development. The story comes from Fierce Energy. It was written by Jaclyn Brandt. See the original  here. The Idaho legislature made […]

13 Apr 2015

April 23 Forum: Idaho Department of Lands – From Oil and Gas to Sage Grouse

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The Idaho Environmental Forum Presents….. “Idaho Department of Lands – From Oil and Gas to Sage Grouse” DATE                 Thursday, April 23, 2015 TIME                  11:30 am to 1:00 pm LOCATION    The Owyhee, 1109 Main Street, Boise, Idaho COST          […]

18 Mar 2015

3/17/2015 Legislative Update Idaho

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This just in… Today, H123 passed the full senate on a vote of 33-1. Senator Rice sponsored the bill on the floor.  This is the bill that exempts OGCC/IDL from the contested case provisions of the Administrative Procedures Act.  The bill now heads to the Governor’s office.  H123 was sponsored by IPC. http://legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2015/H0123.htm H269 which adds language […]

17 Mar 2015

Legislative Update – Oil and Gas Bills

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H269 – Oil and Gas Condensate Last week, Senator Lee and Rep. Boyle asked the Speaker to help move the H269 bill forward and introduced it last Friday in House Rev & Tax. Here is the link to Senator Lee’s bill that was introduced last Friday in House Rev & Tax: http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2015/H0269.htm Chairman Collins says the bill […]

13 Mar 2015

Legislative Update

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As of today, March 12th, 2015, H124 and H125 passed in the Senate’s afternoon floor session. H0124 Oil-gas, spacing units, minerals S PASSED* 32-3-0 H0125 Definition of “gas” revised S PASSED* 34-1-0 H123 is still hanging on the third reading calendar.  It may be next week before they get to that for a vote. Senator Lee’s RS to clarify the […]

11 Mar 2015

Legislative Update

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As of yesterday, March 10th, 2015, all of the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (OGCC) and the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) bills passed the Senate floor: H48 Passed 35-0 H49 Passed 34-0-1 H50 Passed 30-5 The other Oil and Gas bills, H123, 124, and 125 are on the second and third reading calendars and will […]

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