Records Relating to ONRR


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Communications regarding Royalty Policy Committee (RPC) Nominations​​

Stay of the Consolidated Federal Oil & Gas Federal & Indian Coal Valuation Reform

  • Emails between Acting Secretary Haugrud and DOI Office of the Solicitor
  • Communications between ONRR officials

Major Portion Pricing (Ft. Berthold)

Coal production statistics by state and sales year for the years 2003 and 2014, including:

  1. Sales volume
  2. Sales value
  3. Royalty revenue
  4. Allowable transportation costs
  5. Allowable washing/processing costs
  6. Share of production volume from surface and underground mines.

Coal lease statistics  FY 1990 - FY 2013

Coal Production by state and by mine type FY 2004 to FY 2013

The rental/lease payment histories (lease account balance spreadsheet) for NPR-A leases: AA081817, AA092344, AA087888, AA092347.

FY 2014 State and County Disbursements of federal mineral royalties

2006-2014 OGOR-B records reflecting the disposition of production and the volume of the product disposed for all onshore federal-based gas production.

Records reflecting OGOR-B for disposition of production and the volume of the product disposed for all onshore federal gas production, including the federal share of mixed agreements. Please provide the data for all disposition codes, aggregated by state, year, and disposition code, for 2006 through 2016.

Total oil and natural gas production volumes on onshore Federal land for 26 counties for CY 2013

Data on venting and flaring oil and natural gas volumes for each county in the U.S. for CY 2013

ONRR Audit Manual dated March 2010 (Non-Exempt Extract)

Data on Number of Coal Audits and Auditor Counts

Sales volume data for all federal coal mined in 2015 and 2016 (through June 30) by company, excluding royalty data

Sales volume data for all federal coal mined in 2014 by company, excluding royalty data

Sales volume data for all federal coal mined in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 by company, excluding royalty data

NOTE: If you need an accessible version of these records immediately, please contact William Holzerland, OS FOIA Officer, at 202-513-0765 or e-mail us.

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