Natural resource extraction varies widely from state to state. The extractives industry did not have any effect on gross domestic product (GDP) in Rhode Island 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 <1% of all land in Rhode Island.
Energy production: The U.S. Energy Information Administration publishes a profile of energy production and usage in Rhode Island.
Nonenergy minerals: The U.S. Geological Survey publishes information about nonenergy mineral extraction in the USGS Minerals Yearbook for Rhode Island.
Energy production in the entire state of Rhode Island
The Energy Information Administration collects data about all energy-related natural resources produced on federal, state, and privately owned land.
Production on federal land in Rhode Island
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
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.
Revenue from production on federal land by resource
No natural resources were produced on federal land in Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island, 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 Rhode Island, see nationwide federal disbursements.
ONRR also disburses some revenue from natural resource extraction to state governments. In 2015, ONRR disbursed $170 to Rhode Island. This included revenues from both onshore and offshore extraction in or near Rhode Island:
- $0 was from onshore revenues
- $170 was from offshore revenues
We don’t have detailed data about how states or local governments distribute revenue from natural resource extraction.
Gross domestic product (GDP)
Data about each state’s gross domestic product
Wage and salary jobs
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.
Wage and salary jobs
County wage and salary jobs
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.
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 Rhode Island.