WATCHING WASHINGTON SETBACKS ON OIL AND GAS

With Patrick Crow Frustration stalked Washington oil and gas issues last week. The retiring Minerals Management Service director, Barry Williamson, reacted bitterly when the House of Representatives continued moratoriums against offshore lease sales. The House passed the appropriations committee's fiscal 1992 Interior Department spending bill that denied funds for prelease planning. That effectively blocked lease sales for the Bristol Bay off Alaska, Sales 137 and 151 in the eastern Gulf of

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