Interior Lacks Adequate Oversight of Shut-In or Flaring Natural Gas Wells on the Outer Continental Shelf

EMD-80-3: Published: Nov 21, 1979. Publicly Released: Nov 21, 1979.

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A review was made of the methodology used by the Department of Interior to allow Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) wells to be shut-in (not producing) or to flare (burn off) natural gas.

Deficiencies were found in Interior's methods and in the completeness and accuracy of its first report to GAO.

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    Department of Energy
    GAO-20-285PR: Published: Apr 22, 2020. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 2020.

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