Oil leases (31 - 40 of 44 items)
Royalty Payment Provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920
B-156603: Published: Mar 4, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1983.
No summary is currently available...
Compliance With the Department of the Interior's Cost Recovery Program Could Generate Substantial Additional Revenues
RCED-83-94: Published: Sep 6, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1983.
GAO reviewed the Department of the Interior's recently expanded cost recovery program as it relates to oil and gas activities on Alaska's federal onshore lands.GAO found that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Minerals Management Service (MMS), and the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) are not fully complying with Interior's requirement to identify and, where appropriate, seek recovery of cost...
Opportunity To Increase Oil and Gas Exploration and Lease Rental Income
RCED-83-77: Published: Apr 28, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1983.
GAO reviewed the Department of the Interior's onshore oil and gas leasing system to determine whether Federal lands adjacent to wilderness or potential wilderness lands administrated by the Forest Service could be leased when such lands are included in noncompetitive, over-the-counter oil and gas lease applications.GAO found that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has delayed issuing leases on ov...
Accelerated Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing May Not Occur as Quickly as Anticipated
EMD-82-34: Published: Feb 8, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 1982.
One of the goals of the current Administration is to encourage the development of energy resources on federal lands by providing greater access to those lands and by streamlining the leasing process. In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the key initiatives either taken or planned by the Administration and progress to date with respect to onshore oil and gas leasing.GAO found that t...
Geological Survey's Oil and Gas Royalty Collection System
091107: Aug 11, 1981
Testimony was given on a GAO review of the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) oil and gas royalty collection system which has been beset by longstanding problems. USGS is responsible for collecting royalty income due from oil and gas produced on Federal and Indian lands; these collections have increased substantially with increases in oil and gas prices and could total $22 billion by fiscal year 1990...
Actions Needed To Increase Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Exploration and Development
EMD-81-40: Published: Feb 11, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 1981.
The use of federal lands for fossil fuels exploration has become an important issue. Managing these lands involves difficult trade-offs between the often conflicting issues of development, conservation, and environmental protection. An examination was performed on how the exploration and development of oil and gas from federal lands could be accelerated.GAO found that the use of federal lands for...
Federal Leasing Policy
112916: Jul 24, 1980
Comments were presented on the proposed expansion of the competitive onshore oil and gas leasing system and the impacts which access to Federal lands and delays in the permitting process have on the onshore leasing system. Over the years, the Federal leasing system for onshore oil and gas has been criticized. The controversy has generally centered around the merits of a competitive leasing system...
Oil and Gas Royalty Collections--Serious Financial Management Problems Need Congressional Attention
FGMSD-79-24: Published: Apr 13, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 1979.
A significant portion of domestically produced oil and natural gas comes from Federal and Indian lands leased to the private sector. During 1977, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collected about $1.2 billion in royalties on these lands from the oil and gas industry. Extensive congressional interest in government debt collection procedures prompted a review of the system and related controls used...
Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing--Who Wins the Lottery?
EMD-79-41: Published: Apr 13, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 1979.
GAO reviewed the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) use of lotteries for determining recipients of onshore oil and gas leases. Federal oil and gas leases for onshore federal lands are issued either competitively or noncompetitively, as provided by U.S. statutes and Department of the Interior regulations. Land within a "known geologic structure" (KGS) must be leased competitively; lands not within a...