BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission wants to know sooner and in more detail what companies are producing in the state.

The panel on Thursday voted 3-0 to direct the Idaho Department of Lands to work on proposed legislation to require companies to report well production sooner than the current six months. That could also change when well production is made available to the general public, which is currently one year.

The commission also directed the state agency to pursue membership in the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, now that Idaho qualifies as a natural gas and oil producing state. Membership would have to be approved by state lawmakers and the governor.

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