43 CFR 3103.3-2 - Minimum royalties.

§ 3103.3-2 Minimum royalties.

(a) A minimum royalty shall be payable at the expiration of each lease year beginning on or after a discovery of oil or gas in paying quantities on the lands leased, except that on unitized leases the minimum royalty shall be payable only on the participating acreage, at the following rates:

(1) On leases issued on or after August 8, 1946, and on those issued prior thereto if the lessee files an election under section 15 of the Act of August 8, 1946, a minimum royalty of $1 per acre or fraction thereof in lieu of rental, except as provided in paragraph (a)(2) of this section; and

(2) On leases issued from offers filed after December 22, 1987, and on competitive leases issued from successful bids placed at oral or internet-based auctions conducted after December 22, 1987, a minimum royalty in lieu of rental of not less than the amount of rental which otherwise would be required for that lease year.

(b) Minimum royalties shall not be prorated for any lands in which the United States owns a fractional interest but shall be payable on the full acreage of the lease.

(c) Minimum royalties and rentals on non-participating acreage shall be payable to the Service.

(d) The minimum royalty provisions of this section shall be applicable to leases reinstated under § 3108.2-3 of this title and leases issued under § 3108.2-4 of this title.

[ 48 FR 33662, July 22, 1983, as amended at 49 FR 11637, Mar. 27, 1984; 49 FR 30448, July 30, 1984; 53 FR 22838, June 17, 1988; 81 FR 59905, Aug. 31, 2016]

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United States Code

§ 181 - Lands subject to disposition; persons entitled to benefits; reciprocal privileges; helium rights reserved

§ 182 - Lands disposed of with reservation of deposits of coal, etc.

§ 183 - Cancellation of prospecting permits

§ 184 - Limitations on leases held, owned or controlled by persons, associations or corporations

§ 184a - Authorization of States to include in agreements for conservation of oil and gas resources lands acquired from United States

§ 185 - Rights-of-way for pipelines through Federal lands

§ 186 - Reservation of easements or rights-of-way for working purposes; reservation of right to dispose of surface of lands; determination before offering of lease; easement periods

§ 187 - Assignment or subletting of leases; relinquishment of rights under leases; conditions in leases for protection of diverse interests in operation of mines, wells, etc.; State laws not impaired

§ 187a - Oil or gas leases; partial assignments

§ 187b - Oil or gas leases; written relinquishment of rights; release of obligations

§ 188 - Failure to comply with provisions of lease

§ 188a - Surrender of leases

§ 189 - Rules and regulations; boundary lines; State rights unaffected; taxation

§ 190 - Oath; requirement; form; blanks

§ 191 - Disposition of moneys received

§ 191a - Late payment charges under Federal mineral leases

§ 191b - Collection of unpaid and underpaid royalties and late payment interest owed by lessees

§ 192 - Payment of royalties in oil or gas; sale of such oil or gas

§ 192a - Cancellation or modification of contracts

§ 192b - Application to contracts

§ 192c - Rules and regulations governing issuance of certain leases; disposition of receipts

§ 193 - Disposition of deposits of coal, and so forth

§ 193a - Preference right of United States to purchase coal for Army and Navy; price for coal; civil actions; jurisdiction

§ 194 - Repealed. Pub. L. 89–554, § 8(a), Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 644

§ 195 - Enforcement

§ 196 - Cooperative agreements; delegation of authority

§ 351 - Definitions

§ 352 - Deposits subject to lease; consent of department heads; lands excluded

§ 353 - Sale of lands unaffected; reservation of mineral rights; sale subject to prior lease; naval petroleum reserves unaffected

§ 354 - Lease of partial or future interests in deposits

§ 355 - Disposition of receipts

§ 356 - Furnishing description of lands and title documents; recordation of documents; authenticated copies

§ 357 - State or local government rights; taxation

§ 358 - Rights under prior leases; priority of pending applications; exchange of leases

§ 359 - Rules and regulations

§ 1713 - Required recordkeeping

§ 1751 - Secretarial authority

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