BLM sees further surge in drilling permit applications

The Bureau of Land Management has experienced a sharp increase in demand for Rocky Mountain natural gas drilling permits, and the Interior Department agency expects it to continue, its director told a US Senate subcommittee.“BLM now expects to receive 9,200 new permit applications in [fiscal] 2006. In contrast, last winter when BLM prepared the 2006 President’s Budget Request, we anticipated receiving only 6,700 new permits,” Kathleen Clarke told the Senate Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee on Oct. 25.The agency estimates it will receive a further 10,000 drilling permit applications in fiscal 2007, she continued. “This demand i...

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