Recent press reports indicate that the drop in oil prices has led several oil and gas companies to suspend some domestic exploration and production operations.  Companies planning to suspend operations that include FCC-licensed facilities should do so with an understanding of the Commission’s rules requiring ongoing operation.  For instance, a land mobile license is automatically canceled by the FCC’s rules if the authorized system has not been operated for a year or more.   Similarly, a microwave license could be voluntarily forfeited if a licensee removes or alters the facilities, thereby rendering the station not operational for 30 days or more.