83 FR 32895 - Major Portion Prices and Due Date for Additional Royalty Payments on Indian Gas Production in Designated Areas Not Associated With an Index Zone

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Office of Natural Resources Revenue

Federal Register Volume 83, Issue 136 (July 16, 2018)

Page Range32895-32896
FR Document2018-15111

Final regulations for valuing gas produced from Indian leases, published August 10, 1999, require the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) to determine major portion prices and notify industry by publishing the prices in the Federal Register. The regulations also require ONRR to publish a due date for industry to pay additional royalties based on the major portion prices. Consistent with these requirements, this notice provides major portion prices for the 12 months of calendar year 2016.

Federal Register, Volume 83 Issue 136 (Monday, July 16, 2018)
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Office of Natural Resources Revenue

[Docket No. ONRR-2011-0012; DS63644000 DR2000000.CH7000 189D0102R2]


Major Portion Prices and Due Date for Additional Royalty Payments 
on Indian Gas Production in Designated Areas Not Associated With an 
Index Zone

AGENCY: Office of Natural Resources Revenue, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Final regulations for valuing gas produced from Indian leases, 
published August 10, 1999, require the Office of Natural Resources 
Revenue (ONRR) to determine major portion prices and notify industry by 
publishing the prices in the Federal Register. The regulations also 
require ONRR to publish a due date for industry to pay additional 
royalties based on the major portion prices. Consistent with these 
requirements, this notice provides major portion prices for the 12 
months of calendar year 2016.

DATES: The due date to pay additional royalties based on the major 
portion prices is September 28, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 
    Calculation of Prices Information: Robert Sudar, Manager, Market & 
Spatial Analytics, ONRR, at (303) 231-3511, or email to 
[email protected]; mailing address--Office of Natural Resources 
Revenue, P.O. Box 25165, MS 64310B, Denver, Colorado 80225-0165.
    Reporting Information: Lee-Ann Martin, Program Manager, Reference & 
Reporting Management, ONRR, at (303) 231-3313, or email to 
[email protected]; mailing address--Office of Natural Resources 
Revenue, P.O. Box 25165, MS 63300B, Denver, Colorado 80225-0165.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 10, 1999, ONRR's predecessor, the 
Minerals Management Service, published a final rule titled ``Amendments 
to Gas Valuation Regulations for Indian Leases'' effective January 1, 
2000 (64 FR 43506). The gas valuation regulations apply to all gas 
production from Indian (Tribal or allotted) oil and gas leases, except 
leases on the Osage Indian Reservation.
    The regulations require ONRR to publish major portion prices for 
each designated area not associated with an index zone for each 
production month beginning January 2000, as well as the due date for 
additional royalty payments. See 30 CFR 1206.174(a)(4)(ii). If you owe 
additional royalties based on a published major portion price, you must 
submit to ONRR, by the due date, an amended form ONRR-2014, Report of 
Sales and Royalty Remittance. If you do not pay the additional 
royalties by the due date, ONRR will bill you late payment interest 
under 30 CFR 1218.54. The interest will accrue from the due date until 
ONRR receives your payment and an amended form ONRR-2014. The table 
below lists the major portion prices for all designated areas not 
associated with an index zone. The due date is the end of the month, 
following 60 days after the publication date of this notice in the 
Federal Register.

            Gas Major Portion Prices ($/MMBtu) for Designated Areas not Associated With an Index Zone
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              ONRR-designated areas                  Jan 2016        Feb 2016        Mar 2016        Apr 2016
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Blackfeet Reservation...........................            1.28            1.25            1.06            1.01
Fort Belknap Reservation........................            4.15            4.24            3.94            1.10

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Fort Berthold Reservation.......................            1.90            1.84            1.27            1.33
Fort Peck Reservation...........................            1.34            1.49            1.56            1.75
Navajo Allotted Leases in the Navajo Reservation            2.16            2.03            1.52            1.59
Turtle Mountain Reservation.....................            1.93            1.87            1.25            1.32
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              ONRR-designated areas                  May 2016        Jun 2016        Jul 2016        Aug 2016
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Blackfeet Reservation...........................            1.02            1.13            1.48            1.01
Fort Belknap Reservation........................            1.26            1.38            1.56            1.55
Fort Berthold Reservation.......................            1.48            1.51            2.25            2.16
Fort Peck Reservation...........................            1.85            2.38            2.46            2.44
Navajo Allotted Leases in the Navajo Reservation            1.77            1.90            2.56            2.54
Turtle Mountain Reservation.....................            1.45            1.49            2.29            2.20
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              ONRR-designated areas                  Sep 2016        Oct 2016        Nov 2016        Dec 2016
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Blackfeet Reservation...........................            1.66            1.96            1.69            2.16
Fort Belknap Reservation........................            1.64            1.79            1.68            1.91
Fort Berthold Reservation.......................            2.32            2.53            2.31            2.78
Fort Peck Reservation...........................            2.34            2.88            2.68            3.08
Navajo Allotted Leases in the Navajo Reservation            2.62            2.70            2.42            3.20
Turtle Mountain Reservation.....................            2.36            2.48            2.31            2.65
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    For information on how to report additional royalties due to major 
portion prices, please refer to our Dear Payor letter dated December 1, 
1999, on the ONRR website at http://www.onrr.gov/ReportPay/PDFDocs/991201.pdf.

    Authorities: : Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, 30 U.S.C. 181 et 
seq.; Indian Mineral Development Act of 1920, 30 U.S.C. 2103 et 
seq.; Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982, 30 U.S.C. 
1701 et seq.

Gregory J. Gould,
Director for Office of Natural Resources Revenue.
[FR Doc. 2018-15111 Filed 7-13-18; 8:45 am]
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ActionNotice.
DatesThe due date to pay additional royalties based on the major portion prices is September 28, 2018.
ContactCalculation of Prices Information: Robert Sudar, Manager, Market & Spatial Analytics, ONRR, at (303) 231-3511, or email to
FR Citation83 FR 32895 

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