No. 88-4797.

877 F.2d 1243 (1989)

AMOCO PRODUCTION CO., Plaintiff-Appellant v. Manuel LUJAN, Jr., Secretary of the Department of Interior, et al., Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

July 24, 1989.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

George J. Domas, Matthew Kepner Brown, Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans, La., for plaintiff-appellant.

William B. Lazarus, Robert L. Klarquist, Dept. of Justice, Lands Div., Douglas Bowman, Dept. of Interior, Washington, D.C., for defendants-appellees.

Before JOLLY, HIGGINBOTHAM, and SMITH, Circuit Judges.


The Director of the Minerals Management Service ordered Amoco to pay certain royalties upon gas produced by Amoco from land leased to it by the United States. The Interior Board of Land Appeals affirmed the Director's order. Amoco appealed the Board's decision in federal district court, contending that the Board had misinterpreted the regulations governing valuation of gas for royalty purposes, and had also misinterpreted valuation...

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