MMS issues proposed 5-year plan, draft EIS for OCS

09/04/2006
The US Minerals Management Service has released for comment a proposed plan for the 2007-12 Outer Continental Shelf leasing program and the associated draft environmental impact statement (DEIS).The plan includes a total of 21 proposed OCS lease sales in seven of the 25 OCS planning areas-four areas off Alaska, two areas in the Gulf of Mexico, and one area in the Atlantic.MMS estimates of total undiscovered technically recoverable resources are 67.9 billion bbl of oil and 340.4 tcf of gas from all planning areas where sales are under consideration in the 2007-12 proposed program, “though only a portion of some of the planning areas are included in the proposal,” it said.This s...
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