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The United States participated in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) from 2011 to 2017. This site was originally created to publish the USEITI annual report as interactive data and supporting information.

In November 2017, the U.S. government decided to no longer formally implement the EITI Standard, but remains a strong supporter of the good governance and the principles of transparency represented by the EITI.

This site was originally created to support USEITI.

USEITI, United States Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

We no longer update or maintain the content in this archive.

History

The U.S. announced its intention to join the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in 2011 as part of its Open Government Partnership National Action Plans. EITI is a voluntary, international standard that promotes open and accountable management of natural resources.

The USEITI Annual Reports for 2015 and 2016 were published on this site as interactive data, along with Executive Summaries. Participation in the EITI helped the U.S. initiate a comprehensive open data effort around natural resource production and revenue generation on public lands.

In November 2017, the U.S. decided to no longer formally implement the EITI Standard.

DOI is fully committed to institutionalizing the EITI principles of transparency and accountability, supported by the robust controls and assurances already in place in the U.S. This site is now a DOI resource for extractive industry data. We will continue to disclose revenue payments received for extractive operations on federal land, offer production data, report annual disbursements, and improve reporting by including additional states and tribes.

Timeline

  • December 2017: The Natural Resources Revenue Data Annual Report was published as an Executive Summary and interactive data was updated throughout this website.
  • November 2017: The U.S. withdrew as an EITI Implementing Country.
  • November 2016: USEITI Annual Report was published as an Executive Summary and interactive data.
  • December 2015: USEITI Annual Report was published as an Executive Summary and interactive data (available throughout this site).
  • Summer of 2014: DOI selected Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Independent Administrator for USEITI.
  • March 2014: The EITI International Board accepted the U.S. as a candidate country.
  • December 2013: The U.S. submitted an application to participate to the EITI International Board, which was developed by the MSG after engaging with stakeholders across the country.
  • December 2012: The Secretary of the Interior formed a multi-stakeholder group (MSG), which included representatives from government, industry, and civil society.

Executive summaries

Executive summaries

These reports outline progress made by the Department of the Interior and the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) to enact the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). Reports are available for the years 2015, 2016, and 2017.

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About natural resources

Fossil fuels

Fossil fuels are our main source of electricity, and the primary fuel for powering motor vehicles and heating homes.

Learn about oil, gas, and coal

Nonenergy minerals

Nonenergy minerals include base and precious metals, industrial metals, and gemstones, among others.

Learn about nonenergy minerals

Renewables

Renewable energy comes from sources that are not depleted when used. These resources include geothermal, solar, wind, water, and biomass.

Learn about renewable energy

Audits and reconciliation

Budget audit factsheet

This PDF document shows how payments from companies to U.S. government agencies were tracked during USEITI.

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Reconciliation

In the context of EITI, an Independent Administrator compares company reports of payments to government records of revenue received. We have reconciliation data for 2015 and 2016.

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States and counties

Case studies

Twelve county case studies demonstrate the impact of extractive industries on local economies, governments, and infrastructure across the U.S.

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State laws and regulations

State agencies create regulations and rules about natural resource extraction. Local government agencies also play a role.

Review state laws and regulations

Economic impact

Gross domestic product (GDP)

The Bureau of Economic Analysis publishes data about the role of extractive industries on gross domestic product.

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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.

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Self-employment

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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