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Hugh Vickery, DOI (202) 501-4633:
For Immediate Release: Jan. 22, 2004
Nicolette Humphries, MMS (202) 208-3985
Secretary Norton to Announce Incentives to Increase Domestic Natural Gas Production, Create Thousands of Jobs, and Save Consumers Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

Interior Secretary Gale Norton will announce new incentives to increase domestic natural gas production in the Gulf of Mexico, reducing energy bills for American consumers and creating thousands of news jobs, at a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST on January 23, 2004.

Who: Secretary Gale A. Norton
Johnnie Burton, Director of the Minerals Management Service

What: Press Teleconference to announce new incentives for domestic natural gas

When: 1 p.m. EST, Friday, Jan. 23, 2004

Call-in: Reporters may call in to 1-800-565-8107. The conference ID number is
375382. Media only.



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