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Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease NDM 96877, North Dakota

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Bureau of Land Management, Interior.




Under the provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, Hess Bakken Investments II, LLC timely filed a petition for reinstatement of competitive oil and gas lease NDM 96877, Dunn County, North Dakota. The lessee paid the required rentals accruing from the date of termination. No leases were issued that affect these lands.

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Mary A. Mack, Acting Chief, Fluids Adjudication Section, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Montana State Office, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, MT 59101-4669, telephone: 406-896-5090, email:

Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact Ms. Mack during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question for Ms. Mack. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.

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The lessee agrees to new lease terms for rentals and royalties of $10 per acre, or fraction thereof, per year, and 162/3 percent, respectively. The lessee agrees to additional or amended stipulations. The lessee paid the $500 administration fee for the reinstatement of the lease and the $159 cost for publishing this Notice.

The lessee met the requirements for reinstatement of the lease under Section 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920. The BLM is proposing to reinstate the lease, effective the date of termination, subject to the:

  • Original terms and conditions of the lease;
  • Additional and amended stipulations;
  • Increased rental of $10 per acre;
  • Increased royalty of 162/3 percent; and
  • $159 cost of publishing this Notice.
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Mary A. Mack,

Acting Chief, Fluids Adjudication Section.

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[FR Doc. 2014-21434 Filed 9-8-14; 8:45 am]