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Mississippi

Land ownership

Natural resource extraction varies widely from state to state. In Mississippi, extractive industries accounted for <1% of gross domestic product (GDP) 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 5.1% of all land in Mississippi.

Mississippi also borders an offshore area with significant natural resource extraction, which may contribute to the state’s economy. For production and revenue data about offshore extraction near Mississippi, see the Gulf of Mexico.

Production

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

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

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

0 short tons of coal were produced in Mississippi in 2015.

Crude oil

24,918,000 barrels of crude oil were produced in Mississippi in 2015.

Natural gas

0 mcf of natural gas were produced in Mississippi in 2015.

Other biomass

16,061 megawatt hours of other biomass energy were produced in Mississippi in 2015.

Wood-derived fuel

1,456,003 megawatt hours of wood-derived fuel energy were produced in Mississippi in 2015.

The Office of Natural Resources Revenue collects detailed data about natural resource production on federal land in Mississippi.
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Gas

405,464 mcf of gas were produced on federal land in Mississippi in 2015.

County production

Chickasaw County Covington County Forrest County Franklin County Jasper County Jefferson Davis County Jones County Lamar County Lawrence County Lowndes County Monroe County Pearl River County Perry County Smith County Stone County Wayne County Wilkinson County Chickasaw County Covington County Forrest County Franklin County Jasper County Jefferson Davis County Jones County Lamar County Lawrence County Lowndes County Monroe County Pearl River County Perry County Smith County Stone County Wayne County Wilkinson County
County production of gas in 2015 (mcf)

Oil

378,650 barrels of oil were produced on federal land in Mississippi in 2015.

County production

Adams County Clarke County Covington County Forrest County Franklin County Jasper County Jefferson Davis County Jones County Lamar County Lawrence County Lowndes County Monroe County Pearl River County Perry County Scott County Smith County Wayne County Wilkinson County Adams County Clarke County Covington County Forrest County Franklin County Jasper County Jefferson Davis County Jones County Lamar County Lawrence County Lowndes County Monroe County Pearl River County Perry County Scott County Smith County Wayne County Wilkinson County
County production of oil in 2015 (bbl)

Revenue

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

When companies extract natural resources on federal lands and waters, they pay royalties, rents, bonuses, and other fees, much like they would to any landowner. This non-tax revenue is collected and reported by the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR).

For details about the laws and policies that govern how rights are awarded to companies and what they pay to extract natural resources on federal land: coal, oil and gas, renewable resources, and hardrock minerals.

The federal government collects different kinds of fees at each phase of natural resource extraction. This chart shows how much federal revenue was collected in 2015 for production or potential production of natural resources on federal land in Mississippi, broken down by phase of production.

Commodity 1. Securing rights 2. Before production 3. During production Other revenue
Oil and Gas
Oil & Gas
$2,609,931
$0 $480,183 Oil
$2,073,195
Gas
$48,352
$8,201
All commodities
All commodities
$2,609,931
$0 $480,183 $2,121,546 $8,201

Most non-tax revenue collected by ONRR comes from counties with significant natural resources on federal land.
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All commodities

Companies paid $2,609,931 to produce natural resources on federal land in Mississippi in 2015.

Revenue collected by County

Adams Amite Chickasaw Choctaw Claiborne Clarke Copiah Covington Forrest Franklin George Greene Grenada Hancock Harrison Itawamba Jackson Jasper Jefferson Jeffer Davis Jones Lamar Lawrence Lincoln Lowndes Madison Marion Monroe Newton Oktibbeha Pearl River Perry Scott Sharkey Simpson Smith Stone Tate Tishomingo Wayne Wilkinson Winston Yalobusha Adams Amite Chickasaw Choctaw Claiborne Clarke Copiah Covington Forrest Franklin George Greene Grenada Hancock Harrison Itawamba Jackson Jasper Jefferson Jeffer Davis Jones Lamar Lawrence Lincoln Lowndes Madison Marion Monroe Newton Oktibbeha Pearl River Perry Scott Sharkey Simpson Smith Stone Tate Tishomingo Wayne Wilkinson Winston Yalobusha
County revenue in 2015

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 Mississippi, corporations, or individuals. However, companies generally must pay state and local taxes.

Disbursements

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 Mississippi, see nationwide federal disbursements.

ONRR also disburses some revenue from natural resource extraction to state governments. In 2015, ONRR disbursed $1,514,816 to Mississippi. This included revenues from both onshore and offshore extraction in or near Mississippi:

  • $754,050 was from onshore revenues
  • $760,766 was from offshore revenues

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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 <1% of Mississippi’s GDP, or $1,020,000,000

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 Mississippi, and they accounted for <1% of statewide employment.

County wage and salary jobs

Adams County Amite County Attala County Clarke County Copiah County Covington County DeSoto County Forrest County Greene County Hancock County Hinds County Jackson County Jasper County Jefferson Davis County Jones County Lamar County Lawrence County Leake County Lincoln County Lowndes County Madison County Marion County Monroe County Newton County Panola County Pearl River County Perry County Pike County Rankin County Simpson County Smith County Tippah County Walthall County Warren County Wayne County Adams County Amite County Attala County Clarke County Copiah County Covington County DeSoto County Forrest County Greene County Hancock County Hinds County Jackson County Jasper County Jefferson Davis County Jones County Lamar County Lawrence County Leake County Lincoln County Lowndes County Madison County Marion County Monroe County Newton County Panola County Pearl River County Perry County Pike County Rankin County Simpson County Smith County Tippah County Walthall County Warren County Wayne County
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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Self-employment

In 2014, there were self-employed people working in the extractive industries in Mississippi.

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 Mississippi.
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Oil

$3,277,020,000 worth of oil was exported from Mississippi in 2015.