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Oil & Gas Royalty In Kind

POGO Files 

Related Resources (government documents and letters)

POGO in the News

POGO Files


Related Resources

MMS Response to POGO letter to Energy Bill Conferees
, Minerals Management Service (MMS)
August 1, 2002 

Statement by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney commenting on the most recent RIK pilot program
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Representative Maloney's Press Releases
June 12, 2001 

Federal Oil Valuation; Efforts to Revise Regulations and an Analysis of Royalties In Kind
, General Accounting Office (GA0) Report GAO/RCED-98-242
August 1, 1998 

What the GAO says about Royalty in Kind
, Government Accountability Office
August 1, 1998 


POGO in the News

Interior launches ethics program, By Katherine McIntire PetersGovernment Executive Magazine, September 24, 2009 

No More Sex and Drugs in the Interior Department, By Lydia DePillisThe New Republic, September 18, 2009 

Interior to Eliminate Royalty-In-Kind Program, By Noelle Straub and Ben GemanThe New York Times, September 16, 2009 

Salazar buries the RIK program, By Gregg CarlstromFederal Times, September 16, 2009 

Scandal-Plagued Oil Agency Revamping Itself, By Derek KravitzWashington Post Investigations, October 20, 2008 

Drilling Would Help No One But Mismanaged Oil Industry, By Steve ColbyHuffington Post, October 3, 2008 

MMS scandal spawns call for jail time, huge fines, By Derek SandsInside Energy, September 22, 2008 

Auditors assail improper relationship between Interior, oil industry, By Gregg CarlstromFederal Times, September 21, 2008 

Second Interior Official Pleads Guilty in Sex, Drugs and Oil Scandal, By Sharron CouttsProPublica, September 18, 2008 

Lakewood oil scandal overlooked, By Anne C. MulkernThe Denver Post, September 17, 2008 

US government oversight group calls on MMS to abandon RIK program, By Derek SandsPlatts , September 17, 2008 

GAO Auditors Question Interior's Collection of Energy Royalties, By Stephen PowerWall Street Journal, September 17, 2008 

Congress to investigate oil and gas royalty collections, By Katherine McIntire PetersGovernment Executive, September 16, 2008 

Inside the Beltway, By John McCaslinThe Washington Times, September 12, 2008 

Oil-and-Sex Scandal Spawns Criticism, Hill Hearing, By Derek KravitzWashington Post Investigations, September 11, 2008 

Sex Scandal At Federal Agency Is Not New, By Jeff Brady NPR: All Things Considered, September 11, 2008 

Sex, Drugs, and Offshore Drilling, By James RidgewayMoJo Blog, September 11, 2008 

Uncle Sam is happy to get paid in crude, By David IvanovichHouston Chronicle, October 7, 2006