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Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease NDM 94462

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Bureau of Land Management, Interior.




Per 30 U.S.C. 188(d), Whiting Oil and Gas Corporation timely filed a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease. NDM 94462, Mountrail County, North Dakota. The lessee paid the required rental accruing from the date of termination.

No leases were issued that affect these lands. The lessee agrees to new lease terms for rental and royalty of $10 per acre and 162/3 percent or 4 percentages above the existing competitive royalty rate. The lessee paid the $500 administration fee for the reinstatement of the lease and $163 cost for publishing this Notice.Start Printed Page 44042

The lessee met the requirements for reinstatement of the lease per Sec. 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188). We are proposing to reinstate the lease, effective the date of termination subject to:

  • The original terms and conditions of the lease;
  • The increased rental of $10 per acre for the lease;
  • The increased royalty 162/3 percent or 4 percentage above the existing competitive royalty rate for the lease; and
  • The $163 cost of publishing this Notice.
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Karen L. Johnson, Chief, Fluids Adjudication Section, BLM Montana State Office, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana 59101-4669, 406-896-5098.

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Date: July 27, 2006.

Karen L. Johnson,

Chief, Fluids Adjudication section.

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[FR Doc. 06-6663 Filed 8-2-06; 8:45 am]