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Land ownership

Natural resource extraction varies widely from state to state. The extractives industry did not have any effect on gross domestic product (GDP) in Delaware in 2015.

Natural resource ownership in the U.S. is closely tied to land ownership. Land can be owned by citizens, corporations, Indian tribes or individuals, or governments (for instance, federal, state, or local governments). Many USEITI datasets only cover natural resource extraction on federal land, which represents 2.4% of all land in Delaware.


Energy production: The U.S. Energy Information Administration publishes a profile of energy production and usage in Delaware.

Nonenergy minerals: The U.S. Geological Survey publishes information about nonenergy mineral extraction in the USGS Minerals Yearbook for Delaware.

The Energy Information Administration collects data about all energy-related natural resources produced on federal, state, and privately owned land.
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Other biomass

76,701 megawatt hours of other biomass energy were produced in Delaware in 2015.


62,144 megawatt hours of solar energy were produced in Delaware in 2015.


0 megawatt hours of wind energy were produced in Delaware in 2015.

The Office of Natural Resources Revenue collects detailed data about natural resources produced on federal land. According to that data, there was no natural resource production on federal land in Delaware in 2015.
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Companies pay a wide range of fees, rates, and taxes to extract natural resources in the United States. What companies pay to federal, state, and local governments often depends on who owns the natural resources.

Natural resource extraction can lead to federal revenue in two ways: non-tax revenue and tax revenue. Most USEITI data is about non-tax revenue from extractive industry activities on federal land.
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Revenue from production on federal land by resource

No natural resources were produced on federal land in Delaware in 2015, so ONRR did not collect any non-tax revenues.

Federal tax revenue

Individuals and corporations (specifically C-corporations) pay income taxes to the IRS. Depending on company income, federal corporate income tax rates can range from 15–35%. Public policy provisions, such as tax expenditures, can decrease corporate income tax and other revenue payments in order to romote other policy goals.

Learn more about revenue from extraction on all lands and waters.

We don’t have detailed data about federal, state, or local revenue from natural resource extraction on land owned by Delaware, corporations, or individuals. However, companies generally must pay state and local taxes.


After collecting revenue from natural resource extraction, the Office of Natural Resources Revenue distributes that money to different agencies, funds, and local governments for public use. This process is called “disbursement.”

Most federal revenue disbursements go into national funds. For detailed data about which expenditures and projects from those national funds are in Delaware, see nationwide federal disbursements.

Delaware did not receive any disbursements from ONRR in 2015. This is usually because there was no natural resource extraction on federal land in the state.

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We don’t have detailed data about how states or local governments distribute revenue from natural resource extraction.

Economic impact

Data about each state’s gross domestic product comes from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
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GDP (dollars)

In 2015, extractive industries accounted for --% of Delaware’s GDP, or $

Wage and salary data, from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, describes the number of people employed in natural resource extraction that receive wages or salaries from companies.
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Wage and salary jobs

In 2015, there were jobs in the extractive industries in Delaware, and they accounted for 0% of statewide employment.

County wage and salary jobs

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County employment in extractive industries (jobs, 2015)

Self-employment data, from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, describes people who work in natural resource extraction, but don’t receive wages or salaries because they own their own companies.
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In 2014, there were self-employed people working in the extractive industries in Delaware.

The U.S. Census Bureau collects information about the top 25 exports in each state. In 2015, one or more natural resources ranked among the top 25 exports from Delaware.
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$285,240,000 worth of oil was exported from Delaware in 2015.