Land ownership

Natural resource extraction varies widely from state to state. In Maine, extractive industries accounted for 0.1% of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2016.

Maine leads the nation in production of:

    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). Much of the data on this site is limited to natural resource extraction on federal land, which represents 1.1% of all land in Maine.


    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 Maine in 2017.

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    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. Revenue data on this site primarily includes non-tax revenue from extractive industry activities on federal land.

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    Revenue from production on federal land by resource

    No natural resources were produced on federal land in Maine in 2017, so ONRR did not collect any non-tax revenues.

    We don’t have detailed data about federal, state, or local revenue from natural resource extraction on land owned by Maine, 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 Maine, see nationwide federal disbursements.

    Maine did not receive any disbursements from ONRR in 2018. This is usually because there was no natural resource extraction on federal land in the state.

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