Interior Assistant Secretary of Land and Minerals Management C. Stephen Allred today will announce the publication of final regulations to establish a commercial oil shale program that could result in the addition of up to 800 billion barrels-equivalent of recoverable oil from public lands in the Western United States.
News media representatives wishing to participate in the 2 p.m. moderated
teleconference should call
1-888-677-0863 and enter the passcode oil shale. A news release on the final regulations will be posted on
the Bureau of Land Management’s Home Page (www.blm.gov) about 20 minutes before the conference call.
|Who:||Assistant Secretary of Land and Minerals Management C. Stephen Allred|
|What:||News media teleconference announcing the publication of final regulations to establish a commercial oil shale program.|
|When:||Today, Monday, November 17, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Note: A press release on the final regulations will be posted on the BLM’s Internet Home Page (www.blm.gov) about 20 minutes before the call-in.|
|Call-Code:|| Telephone conference call dial-in number: 1-888-677-0863. Participant
shale (Note: the passcode is required to join the call.) All credentialed news media are invited to listen and participate in this media availability via a moderated teleconference call. Participants will need to provide the moderator with their name, affiliation, and contact information, including phone number and e-mail address.
|Interviews:||To schedule a TV interview with Assistant Secretary Allred, media should call Frank Quimby at (202) 208-6416.|