Royalties are paid to the federal government by those holding oil and gas leases on public lands. The amount paid is dependent on a myriad of laws and regulations, which can be found in the links below. Revenues collection and disbursement back to states and tribes is controlled by Office of Natural Resources Revenue.
Oil and gas production pays back into public coffers. The recent energy boom in the United States has helped generate jobs and revenue that have boosted our economy. Some of the funds from oil and gas development are used for conservation and other environmental initiatives.
List of all legislation about mineral royalties on federal lands:
Report on royalties collected and disbursed during the 2013 fiscal year: