MMS director responds to royalty-collection allegations

02/06/2006
US Minerals Management Service Director Johnnie Burton questioned comparisons that apparently were the basis of allegations that federal natural gas royalty collections have not kept pace with rising prices.She made that point in a response to a Jan. 23 New York Times article that prompted Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) and 21 other US senators to request a Government Accountability Office review of MMS royalty collections (OGJ Online, Jan. 25, 2006).House Resources Committee Chairman Richard W. Pombo (R-Calif.) also reacted to the article when he asked Interior Sec. Gale Norton in a Jan. 23 letter to supply the committee with “all relevant data so that we can ensure the public is gettin...
read-story

Why Register?

Non-subscribers can only view whitepapers by providing name, home and email address, phone number and other information and comment on/rate articles.

Why Subscribe?

Oil & Gas Journal subscribers with login credentials can access these premium features of OGJ Online:

  • Current Issue – an html version of the current week's issue of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • Past Issues – An Electronic OGJ Archive. A keyword-searchable archive of all issues of Oil & Gas Journal dating back to 1990; also searchable by issue date.
  • Market Journal – a weekly round-up of the oil and gas markets, with observations from leading analysts.
  • Editor's Perspective – a short article of insight and opinion by the Editor of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Industry Stats – quick access to current industry statistics from Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Survey Downloads - quick access to exclusive reports from Oil & Gas Journal.

 

Subscriber Help or Subscribe

Oil & Gas Journal Subscribers: Have your subscription number (from the mailing label on the cover of your Oil & Gas Journal) and e-mail address ready to set up your online account through Customer Service Assistant.

If you're not an Oil & Gas Journal subscriber, start a subscription and gain access to the subscriber areas of OGJ Online now.

Stay Connected