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.
- Full Report:
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.