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  • Minerals Management Service Director Resigns

    May 27, 2010 11:24 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the troubled agency that oversees offshore drilling resigned under pressure Thursday, Democratic sources said, as President Barack Obama moved more aggressively to take charge of the Gulf oil spill. The departure of Minerals Management Service Director Elizabeth Birnbaum came just hours before Obama's planned... more »
  • Director of Minerals Management Apologizes for Cake

    May 21, 2010 5:41 PM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The director of the Minerals Management Service in Alaska is apologizing to colleagues for having a cake at a recent meeting with the words "Drill, Baby, Drill" on it. In an e-mail Thursday to agency employees nationwide, Regional Director John Goll says it was wrong and... more »
  • U.S. Rep. Boustany announces grant to Vermilion coastal protection

    December 1, 2009 1:36 PM

    Washington D.C. - U.S. Representative Charles W. Boustany, Jr., (R-Southwest Louisiana), today announced the Minerals Management Service awarded a $217,782 grant to construct coastal protections in Vermilion Parish. "Rebuilding our coast throughout Southwest Louisiana is a monumental project, but we are making progress," Boustany said. "With the end of... more »
  • MMS Disburses $10.68 Billion in FY 2009

    November 18, 2009 10:47 AM

    Funding recipients include states, American Indians, and eligible counties DENVER, CO - The Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service (MMS) today announced that it disbursed more than $10.68 billion in Fiscal Year 2009 from revenues collected from energy and mineral production on Federal and American Indian lands,... more »
  • More offshore platforms are becoming active following Ida

    November 11, 2009 3:57 PM

    Tropical Storm Ida Activity Statistics Update - November 11, 2009: Minerals Management Service monitors activities through its Continuity of Operations Plan NEW ORLEANS - Offshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico are reboarding platforms and rigs and restoring production following Tropical Storm Ida. The Minerals Management... more »
  • Offshore rigs restore production following Ida

    November 10, 2009 2:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Offshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico are reboarding platforms and rigs and restoring production following Tropical Storm Ida. The Minerals Management Service's Continuity of Operations Plan team is monitoring the operators' activities. This team will be activated until operations return to normal. ... more »

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