About NARO and How to Join

The National Association of Royalty Owners (NARO) is the only national mineral and royalty owners group that is truly funded and managed by mineral and royalty owners. While several states have industry funded groups purporting to be royalty owners groups, these groups are really more fronts for industry than they are royalty owner groups. Certainly many operators also own mineral and royalty interests, but if your primary business is producing oil and gas, it is hard to see how such groups can be effective advocates for royalty owners on issues where they differ.

NARO was formed in 1980 in Oklahoma City, and has since expanded to have eleven chapters in nine states, the Rockies, and Appalachia. An Ohio chapter is in the process of being added. NARO’s website can be found here - NARO Home Page NARO has an administrative office in Tulsa staffed by full time professionals, plus state chapters with hudreds of hard working volunteers who plan and put on state level events.

Dues start at $150/yr. and includes the following benefits: 1) receipt of the monthly ROAR newsletter; 2) credit as a member on the registration fees at the various state conventions, the national convention, and other events; 3) eblasts on legislative and other alerts of interest to mineral owners; 4) access to the Certified Mineral Manager program and certification process, as well as other educational materials and opportunities; 5) many other benefits, better described in this pamphlet - NARO Benefits

If you are interested in learning more or joining, see this link - How to Join Registration is fast and easy, and can be done online or over the phone. Questions about NARO? Call 1-800-558-0557

Just got back from the Texas NARO convention this past weekend. If you haven’t joined or didn’t get a chance to go, the topics were quite useful and relevant to mineral owners. Here is a copy of the agenda. 2019 Texas Agenda 5 20 19.pdf (404.3 KB)