5 Jan 2016

Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Newsletter

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Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Newsletter

The Oil and Gas Conservation Commission puts out a newsletter that provides local oil and gas news. Below is a copy of the newsletter or download it here: December-2015-Oil-and-Gas-Newsletter

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 […]

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 […]

22 Jul 2015

A Look at Gas Facilities

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The Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (OGCC) participated in a tour of western Idaho energy facilities hosted by the Idaho Petroleum Council (IPC). The following story was written by April Ehrlich and published on ArgusObserver.com on July 17th, 2015. To see the original, click here. NEW PLYMOUTH — Natural gas wells and facilities in Payette County […]

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 […]

28 Apr 2015

Idaho Creates New Laws and Rules for Oil and Gas Industry

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The following article was written by Keith Ridler of the Associated Press and published in the Idaho Statesman.  See the original here. BOISE, IDAHO — Idaho is just weeks away from getting a new title: oil- and gas-producing state. Lawmakers and regulators for the last four years have been trying to prepare and keep up with […]

24 Apr 2015

Idaho Oil and Gas Commission Approves Sage Grouse Plan

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The following news wire came from the Idaho Statesman. See the original here. BOISE, IDAHO — The Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has approved a plan for greater sage grouse on state endowment lands as part of the state’s effort to avoid a federal listing of the bird under the Endangered Species Act. The […]

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 […]

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