IPAA, API, and Western Energy Alliance Joint Comments to the Department of the Interior on its Proposed Replacement of Onshore Order No. 5, Measurement of Gas

IPAA, API, and Western Energy Alliance Joint Comments to the Department of the Interior on its Proposed Replacement of Onshore Order No. 5, Measurement of Gas

Dear Mr. Kornze: On October 13, 2015, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued a proposed rule entitled “Onshore Oil and Gas Operations; Federal and Indian Oil and Gas Leases; Measurement of Gas” (80 Fed. Reg. 61,646). This Proposed Rule would replace Onshore Oil and Gas Order No. 5, Measurement of Gas, which prescribes standards for the measurement of gas produced from onshore federal and Indian oil and gas leases with new, more expansive regulations that would be codified in Title 43 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). It would also replace, and incorporate into Title 43 of the CFR, various nationwide and state-specific Notices to Lessees (NTLs), which contain BLM policy and guidance for the measurement of gas produced from onshore federal and Indian oil and gas leases.

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