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Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Leases, Utah

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Bureau of Land Management, Interior.




In accordance with Title IV of the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act (Pub. L. 97-451), Whiting Oil and Gas Corporation timely filed a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas leases UTU27917, UTU27918, UTU47084, UTU79133, UTU79134, UTU79795, and UTU79796, for lands in Summit and San Juan County, Utah, and it was accompanied by all required rentals and royalties accruing from October 1, 2008, the date of termination.

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Kent Hoffman, Deputy State Director, Division of Lands and Minerals at (801) 539-4080.

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The Lessee has agreed to new lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $5 and $10 per acre and 162/3 percent, respectively. The $500 administrative fee for the leases has been paid and the lessee has reimbursed the Bureau of Land Management for the cost of publishing this notice.

Having met all the requirements for reinstatement of the leases as set out in Section 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188), the Bureau of Land Management is proposing to reinstate the leases, effective October 1, 2008, subject to the original terms and conditions of the leases and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above.

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Dated: December 11, 2008.

Kent Hoffman,

Deputy State Director, Division of Lands and Minerals.

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[FR Doc. E8-30046 Filed 12-17-08; 8:45 am]