WATCHING WASHINGTON INCENTIVES FROM INTERIOR
The Interior Department plans to propose several incentives aimed at helping the U.S. industry maintain production on federal land. David O'Neal, assistant secretary for land and minerals, said Interior Sec. Manuel Lujan is reviewing proposals from the Minerals Management Service and will forward them to the White House within 30 days for final approval. O'Neal said, "We're trying to find ways to stimulate the oil and gas industry. We're trying to look at everything we can."