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Eye On Boise oil and gas archive

TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2018

Idahoans taking oil, gas protections into their own hands

Julie and Duke Fugate turned down repeated attempts by an oil company to lease the mineral rights to their 1-acre property here, where they moved from Oregon to retire. Then last September, Julie Fugate got a packet from the Idaho Department of Lands. It said Alta Mesa Idaho — the only company producing oil and gas in the state — wanted to force...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 28, 2017


Lawsuit: Idaho oil and gas rules violate landowner rights

A watchdog group and four southwest Idaho landowners have filed a federal lawsuit against Idaho officials contending a state-approved process forcing them to sell their natural gas and oil violates the U.S. Constitution, the AP reports. The lawsuit filed late last month names Idaho Department of Lands Director Tom Schultz and...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2017

Audit planned on natural gas wells on Idaho endowment lands

Idaho is starting what officials say is the state's first ever audit of natural gas and oil wells on state lands to make sure the state is getting its fair cut of royalty payments. Idaho Department of Lands officials told Idaho Land Board members Tuesday that the audit on three wells on state endowment lands will cost less than $100,000...

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Overhaul of Idaho oil and gas laws includes new commission

A revamped commission overseeing Idaho's natural gas and oil industry and a beefed-up state agency to aid that effort emerged from this year's legislative session along with more detailed reporting requirements for oil companies. The new laws and rules are a major course change for Idaho as expected windfalls of oil and gas money to state...

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The hurry-up-and-wait has begun...

The hurry-up-and-wait that often characterizes the final days of the legislative session has begun, with the House at ease for an indeterminate time, estimated by Majority Leader Mike Moyle, R-Star, at about half an hour. He told members to stay close. The House today amended...

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