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Land ownership

Natural resource extraction varies widely from state to state. In Oklahoma, extractive industries accounted for 12.4% of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2015, and jobs in the extractive industries made up 3.4% of statewide employment.

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 1.6% of all land in Oklahoma.

Production

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

Oklahoma ranks among the top five states in the U.S. for production of:

  • Wind: #3 in the nation (7% of U.S. production)
  • Natural gas: #4 in the nation (7% of U.S. production)
  • Crude oil: #5 in the nation (4% of U.S. production)

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

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 Oklahoma in 2016.

Hydroelectric

2,381,660 megawatt hours of hydroelectric energy were produced in Oklahoma in 2016.

Crude oil

153,653,000 barrels of crude oil were produced in Oklahoma in 2016.

Natural gas

2,468,312,000 mcf of natural gas were produced in Oklahoma in 2016.

Other biomass

82,695 megawatt hours of other biomass energy were produced in Oklahoma in 2016.

Solar

5,436 megawatt hours of solar energy were produced in Oklahoma in 2016.

Wind

19,525,656 megawatt hours of wind energy were produced in Oklahoma in 2016.

Wood-derived fuel

230,490 megawatt hours of wood-derived fuel energy were produced in Oklahoma in 2016.

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

498,360 tons of coal were produced on federal land in Oklahoma in 2015.

County production

Latimer County Le Flore County Latimer County Le Flore County
County production of coal in 2015 (tons)

Gas

16,564,169 mcf of gas were produced on federal land in Oklahoma in 2015.

County production

Alfalfa County Atoka County Beaver County Beckham County Blaine County Caddo County Canadian County Coal County Creek County Custer County Dewey County Ellis County Garfield County Garvin County Grady County Greer County Harper County Haskell County Hughes County Kingfisher County Latimer County Le Flore County Lincoln County Logan County McIntosh County Major County Oklahoma County Payne County Pittsburg County Roger Mills County Sequoyah County Texas County Washita County Woods County Woodward County Alfalfa County Atoka County Beaver County Beckham County Blaine County Caddo County Canadian County Coal County Creek County Custer County Dewey County Ellis County Garfield County Garvin County Grady County Greer County Harper County Haskell County Hughes County Kingfisher County Latimer County Le Flore County Lincoln County Logan County McIntosh County Major County Oklahoma County Payne County Pittsburg County Roger Mills County Sequoyah County Texas County Washita County Woods County Woodward County
County production of gas in 2015 (mcf)

Oil

841,373 barrels of oil were produced on federal land in Oklahoma in 2015.

County production

Alfalfa County Atoka County Beaver County Beckham County Blaine County Caddo County Canadian County Coal County Comanche County Creek County Custer County Dewey County Ellis County Garfield County Garvin County Grady County Harper County Kingfisher County Lincoln County Logan County McClain County Major County Oklahoma County Payne County Roger Mills County Texas County Tillman County Washita County Woods County Woodward County Alfalfa County Atoka County Beaver County Beckham County Blaine County Caddo County Canadian County Coal County Comanche County Creek County Custer County Dewey County Ellis County Garfield County Garvin County Grady County Harper County Kingfisher County Lincoln County Logan County McClain County Major County Oklahoma County Payne County Roger Mills County Texas County Tillman County Washita County Woods County Woodward 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 2016 for production or potential production of natural resources on federal land in Oklahoma, broken down by phase of production.

Commodity 1. Securing rights 2. Before production 3. During production Other revenue
Oil and Gas
Oil & Gas
$12,436,424
$0 $206,586 Oil
$6,932,865
Gas
$4,334,931
NGL
$989,408
($27,368)
Coal
Coal
$693,046
$0 $19,833 $673,176 $37
All commodities
All commodities
$13,129,469
$0 $226,419 $12,930,380 ($27,330)

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 $13,129,469 to produce natural resources on federal land in Oklahoma in 2016.

Revenue collected by County

Alfalfa Atoka Beaver Beckham Blaine Bryan Caddo Canadian Carter Cherokee Cimarron Coal Comanche Creek Custer Delaware Dewey Ellis Garfield Garvin Grady Grant Greer Harmon Harper Haskell Hughes Jackson Kay Kingfisher Latimer Le Flore Lincoln Logan Mcclain Mccurtain Mcintosh Major Marshall Murray Muskogee Noble Oklahoma Payne Pittsburg Pottawatomie Pushmataha Roger Mills Sequoyah Texas Tillman Wagoner Washita Woods Woodward Alfalfa Atoka Beaver Beckham Blaine Bryan Caddo Canadian Carter Cherokee Cimarron Coal Comanche Creek Custer Delaware Dewey Ellis Garfield Garvin Grady Grant Greer Harmon Harper Haskell Hughes Jackson Kay Kingfisher Latimer Le Flore Lincoln Logan Mcclain Mccurtain Mcintosh Major Marshall Murray Muskogee Noble Oklahoma Payne Pittsburg Pottawatomie Pushmataha Roger Mills Sequoyah Texas Tillman Wagoner Washita Woods Woodward
County revenue in 2016

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 Oklahoma, 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 Oklahoma, see nationwide federal disbursements.

ONRR also disburses some revenue from natural resource extraction to state governments. In 2016, ONRR disbursed $6,682,274 to Oklahoma.

Data and documentation

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

Economic impact

USEITI economic impact data covers gross domestic product and two different types of jobs data.

To learn more about direct energy employment across all sectors of the U.S. economy, another useful resource is 2017 U.S. Energy and Employment Report from the Department of Energy. This report has a separate state-by-state analysis of energy employment.

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 12.4% of Oklahoma’s GDP, or $23,114,000,000

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 Oklahoma, and they accounted for 3.4% of statewide employment.

County wage and salary jobs

Alfalfa County Atoka County Beaver County Beckham County Blaine County Bryan County Caddo County Canadian County Carter County Cherokee County Choctaw County Cleveland County Coal County Comanche County Cotton County Creek County Custer County Delaware County Dewey County Ellis County Garfield County Garvin County Grady County Grant County Harper County Haskell County Hughes County Jackson County Jefferson County Johnston County Kay County Kingfisher County Kiowa County Latimer County Le Flore County Logan County Love County McClain County McCurtain County McIntosh County Major County Marshall County Mayes County Muskogee County Noble County Nowata County Okfuskee County Oklahoma County Okmulgee County Osage County Ottawa County Pawnee County Payne County Pittsburg County Pontotoc County Pottawatomie County Roger Mills County Rogers County Seminole County Sequoyah County Stephens County Texas County Tillman County Tulsa County Wagoner County Washington County Washita County Woods County Woodward County Alfalfa County Atoka County Beaver County Beckham County Blaine County Bryan County Caddo County Canadian County Carter County Cherokee County Choctaw County Cleveland County Coal County Comanche County Cotton County Creek County Custer County Delaware County Dewey County Ellis County Garfield County Garvin County Grady County Grant County Harper County Haskell County Hughes County Jackson County Jefferson County Johnston County Kay County Kingfisher County Kiowa County Latimer County Le Flore County Logan County Love County McClain County McCurtain County McIntosh County Major County Marshall County Mayes County Muskogee County Noble County Nowata County Okfuskee County Oklahoma County Okmulgee County Osage County Ottawa County Pawnee County Payne County Pittsburg County Pontotoc County Pottawatomie County Roger Mills County Rogers County Seminole County Sequoyah County Stephens County Texas County Tillman County Tulsa County Wagoner County Washington County Washita County Woods County Woodward 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 Oklahoma.

The U.S. Census Bureau collects information about the top 25 exports in each state. In 2015, extractive industries products did not rank among the top 25 exports from Oklahoma.
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State governance

The USEITI Multi-Stakeholder Group identified Oklahoma as a priority state and gathered additional information about state agencies and regulations that govern natural resource extraction in Oklahoma: