Oil Co. Apache Enters Fight Over Gulf Drilling Lease Sale

Law360, New York (October 23, 2012, 2:45 PM EDT) -- Oil and gas drilling company Apache Corp. won a bid Monday to intervene in a Washington lawsuit challenging the government's decision to lease to Apache areas in the same part of the Gulf of Mexico that was the site of 2010’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras ruled that Apache Corp. and Apache Deepwater LLC have standing to intervene in the suit since they were granted oil and natural gas exploration leases this year under the federal government’s first lease sale for the...
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