US Department of the Interior Natural Resources Revenue Data

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Oregon

Land ownership

Natural resource extraction varies widely from state to state. In Oregon, extractive industries accounted for <1% of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2016.

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 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

36,642,560 megawatt hours of hydroelectric energy were produced in Oregon in 2017.

Geothermal

192,777 megawatt hours of geothermal energy were produced in Oregon in 2017.

Natural gas

0 mcf of natural gas were produced in Oregon in 2017.

Other biomass

351,876 megawatt hours of other biomass energy were produced in Oregon in 2017.

Solar

240,597 megawatt hours of solar energy were produced in Oregon in 2017.

Wind

6,506,085 megawatt hours of wind energy were produced in Oregon in 2017.

Wood-derived fuel

688,329 megawatt hours of wood-derived fuel energy were produced in Oregon in 2017.

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 2017.

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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. 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

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 Calendar year (CY) 2017 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
$134,306
$0 $107,708 $0 $26,598
All commodities
All commodities
$134,306
$0 $107,708 $0 $26,598

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 $134,306 to produce natural resources on federal land in Oregon in 2017.

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 2017

Federal tax revenue

Individuals and corporations (specifically C-corporations) pay income taxes to the IRS. The federal corporate income tax rate tops out at 21%. Public policy provisions, such as tax expenditures, can decrease corporate income tax and other revenue payments in order to promote 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 and local governments. In 2018, ONRR disbursed $70,504 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

This 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 2016, extractive industries accounted for $269,000,000 or <1% of Oregon’s GDP.

Employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics describes the number of people who receive wages or salaries from companies.

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Extractive industry jobs

In 2016, there were jobs in the extractive industries in Oregon, and they accounted for <1% of statewide employment.

Extractive industry jobs by 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 Wasco 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 Wasco County Washington County Yamhill County
County employment in extractive industries (jobs, 2016)

Wage and salary jobs by commodity

Jobs are categorized according to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). To learn more about how we grouped those categories, see data and documentation.

Geothermal, hydroelectric, solar, and wind energy categories are limited to jobs directly related to electrical energy generation. To learn more about all energy-related employment, see the 2017 U.S. Energy and Employment Report from the Department of Energy.

nonenergy mineral

In 2016, there were 52 nonenergy mineral jobs in Oregon.

hydroelectric energy

In 2016, there were 1,263 hydroelectric energy jobs in Oregon.

oil and gas

In 2016, there were oil and gas jobs in Oregon.

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 2016, 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.