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Idaho asks Texas oil company to explain ‘discrepancies’

Idaho officials want a Texas oil company to explain what a state agency calls “discrepancies” involving oil and gas production records for wells in Idaho following an evaluation of records dating back to 2014.

The Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission on June 13 directed the Idaho Department of Lands to ask Houston-based Alta Mesa to account for apparent discrepancies between what was produced and what was sold at specific wells.

State officials say they also want to know about 28,000 barrels of liquids potentially worth millions of dollars that Alta Mesa had tested and weren’t reported. At the time, Idaho didn’t require reporting for testing volumes.

Alta Mesa didn’t immediately respond to phone messages from The Associated Press.

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