Demand [Oil and Gas] Law and Legal Definition

According to 30 USCS § 1702 (Title 30; Mineral Lands and Mining; Chapter 29; Oil and Gas Royalty Management), the term "demand" means--

(A) an order to pay issued by the Secretary or the applicable delegated State to a lessee or its designee (with written notice to the lessee who designated the designee) that has a reasonable basis to conclude that the obligation in the amount of the demand is due and owing; or

(B) a separate written request by a lessee or its designee which asserts an obligation due the lessee or its designee that provides a reasonable basis to conclude that the obligation in the amount of the demand is due and owing, but does not mean any royalty or production report, or any information contained therein, required by the Secretary or a delegated State.”