Bureau of Land Management, Interior.
Per 30 U.S.C. 188(d), Whiting Oil and Gas Corporation, Encore Operating, LP, Upton Resources U.S.A., Inc., Northern Energy Corporation, and W.H. Champion timely filed a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease NDM 90948, Billings County, North Dakota. The lessees paid the required rental accruing from the date of termination.
No leases were issued that affect these lands. The lessees agree to new lease terms for rentals and royalties of $10 per acre and 162/3 percent or 4 percentages above the existing competitive royalty rate. The lessees paid the $500 administration fee for the reinstatement of the lease and $163 cost for publishing this Notice.
The lessees 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;
- The increased royalty of 162/3 percent or 4 percentages above the existing competitive royalty rate; and
- The $163 cost of publishing this Notice.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Teri Bakken, Chief, Fluids Adjudication Start Printed Page 9262Section, BLM Montana State Office, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana 59101-4669, 406-896-5091.Start Signature
Dated: February 25, 2009.
Chief, Fluids Adjudication Section.
[FR Doc. E9-4435 Filed 3-2-09; 8:45 am]
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