Our Mission:

For the benefit of all Americans, ONRR collects, accounts for, and verifies natural resource and energy revenues due to States, American Indians, and the U.S. Treasury.​

Our Vision:

Excellence in natural resources revenue management.

Attention: The 2017 Valuation Rule has been stayed!

Lessees should value, report, and pay royalties for January, 2017 production forward under the rules that were in effect prior to January 1, 2017. For more information, please see the Dear Reporter letter dated February 22, 2017 and the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Additonally, ONRR is seeking comments on whether the 2017 Valuation Rule should be repealed (See 82 FR 16323) and whether a new valuation rule is needed whether the 2017 Rule is repealed or retained (See 82 FR 16325). All comments must be submitted by May 4, 2017.

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    ONRR Manages Mineral Revenues
    The ONRR is responsible for management of all revenues associated with both federal offshore and onshore mineral leases. The effort is one of the federal government's greatest sources of non-tax revenues.

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    High Tech Processing
    Using sophisticated, computerized accounting systems, the Office of Natural Resources Revenue processes nearly $1 billion each month.

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    US Citizens Get Rewarded
    Some federal lands are leased to individuals and companies for minerals development. If minerals are found, extracted and sold, the federal government is entitled to a certain percentage of, or royalty on, the production.

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    Our Environment
    Greater use of the nation's abundant wind and water resources for electric power generation will help stabilize energy costs, enhance energy security, and improve our environment. - U.S. Department of Energy

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The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) provides a framework for governments and companies to publicly disclose in parallel payments for oil, gas, and mining resources. EITI By signing onto EITI’s global standard, the U.S. Government can help ensure that Americans are receiving every dollar due for the extraction of these valuable public resources.

To learn more about USEITI, click here.

Temporary Physical Address Change for Denver Area:

Effective April 13, 2016, all courier services and personal deliveries for the ONRR General Ledger Team should be made to the Denver Federal Center, Building 53, entrance E-20. Visitor parking is available near entrance E-20, with a phone to request entry. Call Armando Salazar at (303) 231-3585 or Janet Giron at (303) 231-3088 to gain entrance.

What is RSS?

RSS IconThe information delivered through RSS is called a "feed" and allows users who subscribe to keep updated on frequently changing content. RSS employs an XML-based structure that includes a title, date, brief description, and a link to the full text of content. Feeds can be read through a program called a news reader or aggregator. There are many such news readers or aggregators available, and they can be found in many locations on the World Wide Web.

RSS feeds can be subscribed to using an RSS reader.

Why use RSS?

RSS is an easy way to gather a wide variety of content in one place on your computer. Rather than having to visit many web sites to find out if there is new content, the RSS aggregator shows it all to you in one screen. Many RSS readers also 'alert' you when new content from your favorite web site is delivered. RSS also has the potential for replacing email lists.

Now the content you want can be delivered directly to you without cluttering your inbox with e-mail messages. This content is called a "feed."

What is an RSS Reader?

An RSS reader is a small software program that collects and displays RSS feeds. It allows you to scan headlines from a number of news sources in a central location.

Where can I get an RSS Reader?

Some browsers, such as the current versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari have built in RSS readers. If you're using a browser that doesn't currently support RSS, there are a variety of RSS readers available on the web; some are free to download and others are available for purchase. There are also a number of web-based RSS readers available.

How Do I Use RSS Feeds?

The first step is to choose an RSS reader. Each reader has a slightly different way of adding a new feed, also called a "channel." Follow the directions for your reader but, in most cases, here's how it works:

  • Click on the link for the feed you want. For example, ONRR News Releases. You'll see a page displaying XML code.
  • From your web browser's address bar, copy the URL (web address). For example, the URL you would copy for ONRR News Releases is: http://www.onrr.gov/xml/onrrInformation.xml
  • Paste that URL into the "Add New Channel" section of the reader. The RSS feed will start to display and regularly update the headlines for you.