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Land ownership

Natural resource extraction varies widely from state to state. In Oregon, 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 52.9% of all land in Oregon.

Production

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

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

  • Hydroelectric: #2 in the nation (12% of U.S. production)
  • Geothermal: #5 in the nation (1% of U.S. production)

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

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

32,302,677 megawatt hours of hydroelectric energy were produced in Oregon in 2015.

Geothermal

181,276 megawatt hours of geothermal energy were produced in Oregon in 2015.

Natural gas

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

Other biomass

349,027 megawatt hours of other biomass energy were produced in Oregon in 2015.

Solar

33,157 megawatt hours of solar energy were produced in Oregon in 2015.

Wind

6,674,590 megawatt hours of wind energy were produced in Oregon in 2015.

Wood-derived fuel

733,291 megawatt hours of wood-derived fuel energy were produced in Oregon 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 Oregon in 2015.
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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 Oregon, broken down by phase of production.

Commodity 1. Securing rights 2. Before production 3. During production Other revenue
Geothermal
Geothermal
$178,259
$0 $90,591 $0 $87,668
All commodities
All commodities
$178,259
$0 $90,591 $0 $87,668

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 $178,259 to produce natural resources on federal land in Oregon in 2015.

Revenue collected by County

Deschutes Gilliam Hood River Jefferson Lake Malheur Morrow Sherman Umatilla Wasco Wheeler Deschutes Gilliam Hood River Jefferson Lake Malheur Morrow Sherman Umatilla Wasco Wheeler
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 Oregon, 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 Oregon, see nationwide federal disbursements.

ONRR also disburses some revenue from natural resource extraction to state governments. In 2015, ONRR disbursed $187,720 to Oregon.

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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 Oregon’s GDP, or $223,000,000

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

County wage and salary jobs

Baker County Benton County Clackamas County Columbia County Coos County Crook County Curry County Deschutes County Douglas County Jackson County Josephine County Klamath County Lane County Linn County Marion County Morrow County Multnomah County Polk County Umatilla County Washington County Yamhill County Baker County Benton County Clackamas County Columbia County Coos County Crook County Curry County Deschutes County Douglas County Jackson County Josephine County Klamath County Lane County Linn County Marion County Morrow County Multnomah County Polk County Umatilla County Washington County Yamhill 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 Oregon.

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 Oregon.
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Other nonenergy minerals

$110,810,000 worth of other nonenergy minerals was exported from Oregon in 2015.