BLM is seeking to update natural gas production regs

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released a proposed rule last week to update and replace its regulations governing the measurement of natural gas produced from onshore Federal and Indian leases.  The requirements contained in the proposed rule reflect advances in measurement technology and critical updates in industry standards and practices.  It also responds directly to concerns from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Department of the Interior’s Office of Inspector General, and Secretary’s Subcommittee on Royalty Management, that the BLM’s existing rules do not provide adequate assurance that gas production on public and Indian lands is being accounted for in a way that ensures that all royalties are accurately tracked and paid.  These concerns have contributed to the Department’s inclusion on the GAO’s High Risk List.

Today’s Obituaries: Angela “Sis” Farrar Lewis

image.aspx(Riverton, Wyo.) – Angela “Sis” Farrar Lewis, 34, of Riverton died Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at Sage West Hospital – Riverton. Memorial services will be Sunday, October 4, 2015, 4:00 p.m. at the Under Command Ministries Church, 1503 Riverview Rd. A dinner will follow the service at the Rendezvous Church of Christ, 39 Gas Hills Road. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.

Crooked Creek Fire Fight Winding Down; Incident Management Team managing 191 firefighters

(Dubois, Wyo.) – It’s been a catastrophically fiery summer. Last month, there were 49 US government incident management teams (IMT)  supporting more than 30,000 people fighting forest fires in the United States. Just now, in October, only one IMT is deployed in the entire country. It’s in Dubois, working to control the Crooked Creek fire west of town said public information officer Chris Barth of the US Bureau of Land Management.
On Thursday evening a mood of calm prevailed, as support staff awaited the return of a mere 191 firefighters on the fourth day of the fire. Some teams have numbered as large as 3,000.