Eye On Boise

New lands chief could help Idaho tap into gas revenues

Idaho's new state lands director has lots of experience in Montana managing oil and gas revenues from state trust lands, reports Idaho Statesman reporter Rocky Barker, which should come in handy as Idaho begins to look at potential revenues from natural gas on its state endowment lands. Barker reports that Montana's revenues from oil and gas on state trust lands jumped more than 200 percent, or $20 million, between 2005 and 2006, in part due to prices and in part to the new fracking technology. You can read his full post here.

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Betsy Z. Russell
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