ONRR Press Release Catalog 2011

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DEC
8
DOI Establishes Negotiated Rulemaking Committee
Focus on valuation of oil produced from American Indian leases

Denver, CO– The Department of the Interior's Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) today published a Federal Register Notice establishing an Indian Oil Valuation Negotiated Rulemaking Committee charged with bringing clarity and consistency to oil valuation regulations governing production on American Indian lands. (more)...

DEC
1

Interior Department's Royalty Audit Program Earns Highest Rating from Independent Peer Review
Washington, DC– The Department of the Interior's Office of Natural Resources Revenue's (ONRR) audit organization has received the highest possible rating following an independent peer review that examined three years of the agency's royalty auditing work. (more)...

NOV
7
Interior Distributes $11.2 Billion in Energy Revenues to State, Tribal and Federal Governments

Washington, DC– The Department of the Interior collected $11.16 billion from energy production on public lands and offshore areas in fiscal year 2011 – a $2 billion increase over the previous year – and disbursed those revenues among federal, state and tribal governments, while funding reclamation, conservation and preservation accounts. (more)...

NOV
7
States earn $1.99 billion in Federal royalty receipts

Denver, CO– The Department of the Interior’s Office of Natural Resources Revenue announced today that more than $1.99 billion was disbursed to 37 states as part of the state share of Federal revenues collected in Fiscal Year 2011 from energy production that occurred on Federal lands within their borders, and offshore in the Outer Continental Shelf. (more)...

Sep
16
Interior’s ONRR announces $20.5 million settlement in BP Amoco Corp. False Claims Act case

Washington, DC– BP Amoco Corp. and several affiliates have agreed to pay the United States $20.5 million to resolve claims that the companies violated the False Claims Act by knowingly underpaying royalties owed on natural gas produced from Federal and American Indian leases. The announcement was made today by the Department of the Interior’s Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) and the U.S. Justice Department. (more)...

Sep
13
Interior schedules public workshops aimed at simplifying oil and gas valuation regulations

Denver, CO– The Department of the Interior’s Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) announced today that three public workshops have been scheduled to discuss issues related to existing Federal oil and gas royalty valuation regulations. (more)...

Sep
13
Interior schedules public workshops to examine coal valuation regulations

Denver, CO–The Department of the Interior’s Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) announced today that three public workshops have been scheduled to discuss issues related to existing royalty valuation regulations for coal produced from Federal and American Indian leases. (more)...

Aug
23
Interior’s ONRR collects $136,000 civil penalty for knowing failure to permit an audit

Denver, CO– The Department of the Interior’s Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) announced today it collected a $136,000 civil penalty from Energy Resources Technology, Inc., for knowing failure to permit an audit. (more)...

July
20
ONRR collects $1.1 million civil penalty from Chevron

Denver, CO– The Department of the Interior’s Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) announced today it collected a $1.1 million civil penalty from Chevron U.S.A. for improperly claiming transportation deductions on certain leases it holds in the Gulf of Mexico. (more)...

June
11
Anadarko, Kerr-McGee settlement garners $17 million payment to U.S.

Washington, DC– Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Kerr-McGee Corporation and their affiliates have agreed to pay the United States $16.375 million plus interest to resolve claims that the companies violated the False Claims Act by knowingly underpaying royalties owed on natural gas produced from federal and American Indian leases, and numerous additional administrative claims, the Justice Department and the Department of the Interior’s Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) announced today." (more)...

MAY
26
DOI, ONRR seeking to simplify coal valuations
Federal Register notice seeks input on Federal, American Indian leases

Washington, DC– The Department of the Interior and its Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) announced today that the Department is soliciting public comments and suggestions to simplify regulations governing the valuation of coal produced on Federal and American Indian leases. (more)...

MAY
24
Interior to Revise, Simplify Federal Oil and Natural Gas Royalty Regulations

Washington, DC– Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced that the Department is evaluating the potential streamlining of regulations that govern the calculation of royalties owed to the United States from oil and natural gas produced offshore and on federal lands. Current regulations require complex, transaction-by-transaction evaluations of the negotiated price for the oil and gas produced on public lands, followed by an analysis of the costs associated with the transportation and gas processing. (more)...

MAY
10
Shell to pay $2.2 million settlement to resolve Federal False Claims case

Washington, DC– Shell Oil Company, Shell Offshore Inc., Shell Frontier Oil & Gas Inc., and Shell Western Exploration and Production (Shell Defendants) have agreed to pay the United States $2.2 million plus interest to resolve claims that the companies violated the False Claims Act by knowingly underpaying royalties owed on natural gas produced from Federal leases, the Department of the Interior (DOI) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced today. (more)...

MAR
22
Occidental Oil Companies to pay $2.05 million
to resolve allegations of royalty underpayments

Washington, DC– Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation, and OXY USA Inc. have agreed to pay the United States $2.05 million plus interest to resolve claims that the companies violated the False Claims Act by knowingly underpaying royalties owed on natural gas produced from federal leases, the Department of Justice announced today. Occidental Petroleum Corporation is an international oil and gas exploration and production company headquartered in Los Angeles. (more)...

MAR
1
eCommerce Web Site comes to ONRR
New electronic reporting system provides more efficiency, cost savings

Denver, CO– The Department of the Interior's Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) has been notifying energy companies that report electronically of a new eCommerce Reporting Web Site that went "live" on March 1, 2011. (more)...

JAN
28
Interior to Update Regulations on American Indian Oil Valuation
Rulemaking Would Ensure Fair Market Value for Tribal Owners; Certainty and Consistency for Industruy

Washington, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced that the Department is proposing to establish a negotiated rulemaking committee to replace outdated regulations governing the valuation of oil produced on American Indian lands. The Secretary urged interested parties to nominate members for the committee and offer comments on the proposal. (more)...

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