I Wish I Were Far From the Madding Crowd

GAO Reports on Oil and Gas Management

Here are links to the 1994 GAO report the AP story mentioned:
Offshore Oil and Gas Resources: Interior Can Improve Its Management of Lease Abandonment
RCED-94-82, May 11, 1994
Summary (HTML)   Full Report (PDF, 50 pages)     Recommendations (HTML)
And here are some others I found.  Anyone think that oil money hasn’t kept Congress, the Department of the Interior, or the Minerals Management Service (MMS) from acting on any of these reports and recommendations?
Oil and Gas Management: Interior’s Oil and Gas Production Verification Efforts Do Not Provide Reasonable Assurance of Accurate Measurement of Production Volumes
GAO-10-313, March 15, 2010
Summary (HTML)   Highlights Page (PDF)   Full Report (PDF, 136 pages)   Accessible Text Recommendations (HTML)
Offshore Oil and Gas Development: Additional Guidance Would Help Strengthen the Minerals Management Service‘s Assessment of Environmental Impacts in the North Aleutian Basin
GAO-10-276, March 8, 2010
Summary (HTML)   Highlights Page (PDF)   Full Report (PDF, 40 pages)   Accessible Text Recommendations (HTML)
Royalty-In-Kind Program: MMS Does Not Provide Reasonable Assurance It Receives Its Share of Gas, Resulting in Millions in Forgone Revenue
GAO-09-744, August 14, 2009
Summary (HTML)   Highlights Page (PDF)   Full Report (PDF, 45 pages)   Accessible Text Recommendations (HTML)
Mineral Revenues: MMS Could Do More to Improve the Accuracy of Key Data Used to Collect and Verify Oil and Gas Royalties
GAO-09-549, July 15, 2009
Summary (HTML)   Highlights Page (PDF)   Full Report (PDF, 48 pages)   Accessible Text Recommendations (HTML)
Oil and Gas Management: Federal Oil and Gas Resource Management and Revenue Collection In Need of Stronger Oversight and Comprehensive Reassessment
GAO-09-556T, April 2, 2009
Summary (HTML)   Highlights Page (PDF)   Full Report (PDF, 12 pages)   Accessible Text
Oil and Gas Leasing: Federal Oil and Gas Resource Management and Revenue Collection in Need of Comprehensive Reassessment
GAO-09-506T, March 17, 2009
Summary (HTML)   Highlights Page (PDF)   Full Report (PDF, 10 pages)   Accessible Text
Department of the Interior: Major Management Challenges
GAO-09-425T, March 3, 2009
Summary (HTML)   Highlights Page (PDF)   Full Report (PDF, 31 pages)   Accessible Text
Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service: Royalty Relief for Deepwater Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leases–Conforming Regulations to Court Decision
GAO-09-102R, October 21, 2008
Summary (HTML)   Full Report (PDF, 5 pages)   Full Report (HTML)
Oil and Gas Leasing: Interior Could Do More to Encourage Diligent Development
GAO-09-74, October 3, 2008
Summary (HTML)   Highlights Page (PDF)   Full Report (PDF, 43 pages)   Accessible Text Recommendations (HTML)
Oil and Gas Royalties: MMS’s Oversight of Its Royalty-in-Kind Program Can Be Improved through Additional Use of Production Verification Data and Enhanced Reporting of Financial Benefits and Costs
GAO-08-942R, September 26, 2008
Summary (HTML)   Full Report (PDF, 16 pages)   Accessible Text Recommendations (HTML)
Mineral Revenues: Data Management Problems and Reliance on Self-Reported Data for Compliance Efforts Put MMS Royalty Collections at Risk
GAO-08-893R, September 12, 2008
Summary (HTML)   Full Report (PDF, 18 pages)   Accessible Text Recommendations (HTML)
Oil and Gas Royalties: Litigation over Royalty Relief Could Cost the Federal Government Billions of Dollars
GAO-08-792R, June 5, 2008
Summary (HTML)   Full Report (PDF, 17 pages)   Accessible Text

2 Comments »

  1. […] from the BP oil spill,” for information about abandoned wells.  Or look at a list of GAO reports on abandoned wells and other oil and gas management issues for the same.) Leave a […]

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