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Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease, WYW172436, Wyoming

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Bureau of Land Management, Interior.


Notice of proposed reinstatement of terminated oil and gas lease.


Under the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2-3(a) and (b)(2), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement from Chesapeake Exploration, LLC, North Finn, LLC, American Oil & Gas Inc., and Khody Land & Minerals Company for competitive oil and gas lease WYW172436 for land in Converse County, Wyoming. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law.

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Bureau of Land Management, Julie L. Weaver, Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication, at (307) 775-6176.

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The lessees have agreed to the amended lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $10 per acre or fraction thereof, per year and 162/3 percent, respectively. The lessees have paid the required $500 administrative fee and $163 to reimburse the BLM for the cost of this Federal Register notice. The lessees have met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in Sections 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Lands Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188). The BLM is proposing to reinstate lease WYW172436 effective April 1, 2009, under the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. BLM has not issued a valid lease affecting the lands.

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Julie L. Weaver,

Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication.

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[FR Doc. E9-29100 Filed 12-4-09; 8:45 am]