ONRR Press Release Catalog 2009

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The Department of the Interior’s Minerals Management Service (MMS) is notifying offshore lease owners and operators that new fees will be collected to recover the costs of offshore inspections conducted during Fiscal Year 2010, MMS Director Liz Birnbaum announced today. (more)...
Senior management from the Minerals Management Service’s (MMS) Minerals Revenue Management (MRM) Program recently completed a visit with American Indian Tribal representatives in Colorado and Arizona to provide updates on several changes occurring within the MRM Program. Among those is the establishment of a new State and Indian Coordination group designed to provide one-stop services for Tribal and state officials for matters related to energy revenues. (more)...
The Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service (MMS) disbursed more than $10.68 billion in Fiscal Year 2009 from revenues collected from energy and mineral production on Federal and American Indian lands, including energy and mineral production on the Federal Outer Continental Shelf. Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas, and their eligible political subdivisions, will receive additional funds totaling $2.7 million under the 2006 Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA). (more)...

States earn $1.9 billion in FY ’09 Federal royalty receipts
Employees of the Minerals Management Service’s (MMS) Mineral Revenue Management (MRM) program at Denver’s Federal Center are volunteering in their communities to help homeless youth and the developmentally disabled. Their efforts are further inspired by President Obama’s United We Serve initiative, a call to service to help meet the nation’s growing social needs resulting from the economic downturn. (more)...
New computing software activated this month by the Department of the Interior’s Minerals Management Service (MMS) promises to speed delivery of invoices and account statements to energy producers while eliminating costly and wasteful paper trails. (more)...
The Minerals Management Service’s (MMS) Minerals Revenue Management (MRM) program is completing its eighth review of a state cooperative agreement with an examination of the state of Montana’s Department of Revenue, Natural Resources & Corporate Tax Division. (more)...
Western Energy Company, the operator of the Rosebud Mine on federal coal leases outside of Billings, Mont., has paid the United States more than $12 million in mineral royalties and accrued interest as the result of a settlement agreement announced today by the Justice Department and Department of the Interior. (more)...
S. Elizabeth Birnbaum Sworn in as MMS Director Will lead regulatory agency responsible for over 1.7 million offshore acres and royalty collection. (more)...

S. Elizabeth Birnbaum biography
Four companies` win Gulf oil contracts -
RIK Sale expected to generate $318 million (more)...
Secretary Salazar: $25 Million for Gulf States and Counties from 2007-08 Bonus Bids and Rents on OCS Energy Leases (more)...