The way one observer sees it, Oklahoma Natural Gas and ONEOK GasTransportation can ask for whatever they want in their jointrestructuring filing with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission(OCC); they won’t get everything. “It’s a pretty bold proposal. Ican tell you, ONG’s not going to get what they filed for. If you’reasking for something, you might as well ask for the moon,” said thesource, who asked to be anonymous.
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Minerals Management Service Director Cynthia Quartermanestimated the federal government would lose $500 million/year if aroyalty-in-kind programs were instituted for oil and gas producers.The projected revenue loss plus her claim that MMS already has thelegal authority to collect royalties in kind were reasons cited forthe agencies opposition to legislation recently proposed by Rep.Mac Thornberry (R-TX) that would replace the current gross proceedsroyalty collection program with RIK.