26 Feb 2016

Senate Passes Oil & Gas Bill After Two-Hour Debate

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Senate Passes Oil & Gas Bill After Two-Hour Debate

“We need to support this industry. There’s potential here to build our economy. .” Senator Jeff Siddoway, S1339 floor sponsor, during Senate debate. The first oil and gas legislation of 2016 passed the Idaho State Senate last night on a strong bipartisan vote of 31-4.  IPC supports this legislation, S1339, which is sponsored by IPC […]

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 […]

15 Feb 2016

Final Agenda for the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission – February 18, 2016

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Final Agenda for the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission – February 18, 2016

The Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, February 18th, 2016. Location: Borah Building, 2nd Floor Courtroom (Room 214), 304 N. 8th St. (at Bannock), Boise, Idaho. Time: The meeting is scheduled to begin at 8:00 AM (MST). Below is a link to view the final agenda for the upcoming meeting. To view […]

26 Jan 2016

INFOGRAPHIC: Property Values Grow in Top Oil & Gas Producing Counties

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INFOGRAPHIC: Property Values Grow in Top Oil & Gas Producing Counties

Energy In Depth’s new infographic shows property values in many of the nation’s largest oil and natural gas producing counties are rising. This is good news for all oil and gas producing areas including Idaho, which stand to reap similar benefits. Energy In Depth has covered the economic benefits of shale development extensively, from job creation to […]

24 Jan 2016

Oil, Gas Interests No Threat to Idaho Property Owners

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Oil, Gas Interests No Threat to Idaho Property Owners

Scott Madison – President of the Idaho Petroleum Council (IPC) submitted a response to Thomas Kennedy’s guest opinion piece that appeared recently in the Idaho Statesman. This opinion is supported by Suzanne Budge, executive director, Idaho Petroleum Council. It appeared today in the Idaho Statesman as a guest opinion. Thomas Kennedy’s guest opinion, “When it comes to […]

19 Jan 2016

Final Agenda for the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission – January 21, 2016

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Final Agenda for the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission – January 21, 2016

The Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will hold a Special Meeting on Thursday, January 21st, 2016. Location: Borah Building, 2nd Floor Courtroom (Room 214), 304 N. 8th St. (at Bannock), Boise, Idaho. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM (MST). Below is a link to view the meeting notice and the final agenda for the […]

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 […]

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 […]

19 Nov 2015

Oil, Gas Lobby Groups to Merge

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Oil, Gas Lobby Groups to Merge

Recently, TheHill.com released an article written by Timothy Cama announcing that two of Washington, D.C’s major oil industry lobbying groups will combine. The American Petroleum Institute (API) will take over America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA). See the original story here. Washington, D.C.’s major oil industry lobbying group is taking over the association representing natural gas drillers, the organizations announced […]

12 Nov 2015

Legislators Ask for Peace at Oil and Gas Meeting

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Legislators Ask for Peace at Oil and Gas Meeting

The following news article by April Ehrlich from The Argus Observer covers the November 3 public meeting hosted by IPC member Alta Mesa. A couple from Fruitland, who could have minerals beneath their home integrated to an oil or gas well drilling unit have attended every public meeting and said this about the Nov. 3rd presentation: […]

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