US Department of the Interior Natural Resources Revenue Data

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Land ownership

Natural resource extraction varies widely from state to state. In Tennessee, 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). Much of the data on this site is limited to natural resource extraction on federal land, which represents 4.8% of all land in Tennessee.

Production

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

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

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

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Coal

0 tons of coal were produced in Tennessee in 2016.

Hydroelectric

7,418,294 megawatt hours of hydroelectric energy were produced in Tennessee in 2016.

Crude oil

252,000 barrels of crude oil were produced in Tennessee in 2016.

Natural gas

0 mcf of natural gas were produced in Tennessee in 2016.

Other biomass

83,913 megawatt hours of other biomass energy were produced in Tennessee in 2016.

Solar

87,011 megawatt hours of solar energy were produced in Tennessee in 2016.

Wind

37,747 megawatt hours of wind energy were produced in Tennessee in 2016.

Wood-derived fuel

917,055 megawatt hours of wood-derived fuel energy were produced in Tennessee in 2016.

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 Tennessee in 2016.

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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 2016 for production or potential production of natural resources on federal land in Tennessee, broken down by phase of production.

Commodity 1. Securing rights 2. Before production 3. During production Other revenue

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 $ to produce natural resources on federal land in Tennessee in 2016.

Revenue collected by County

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County revenue in 2016

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 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 Tennessee, 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 Tennessee, see nationwide federal disbursements.

Tennessee did not receive any disbursements from ONRR in 2016. 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.

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 2015, extractive industries accounted for <1% of Tennessee’s GDP, or $755,000,000

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

Extractive industry jobs by county

Anderson County Bedford County Blount County Bradley County Campbell County Carter County Claiborne County Cumberland County Davidson County Franklin County Gibson County Grainger County Hamblen County Hamilton County Hardin County Hawkins County Haywood County Henry County Humphreys County Jefferson County Knox County Loudon County Madison County Marion County Maury County Montgomery County Overton County Perry County Polk County Putnam County Rhea County Roane County Robertson County Rutherford County Scott County Sequatchie County Shelby County Sullivan County Warren County Washington County Weakley County Williamson County Wilson County Anderson County Bedford County Blount County Bradley County Campbell County Carter County Claiborne County Cumberland County Davidson County Franklin County Gibson County Grainger County Hamblen County Hamilton County Hardin County Hawkins County Haywood County Henry County Humphreys County Jefferson County Knox County Loudon County Madison County Marion County Maury County Montgomery County Overton County Perry County Polk County Putnam County Rhea County Roane County Robertson County Rutherford County Scott County Sequatchie County Shelby County Sullivan County Warren County Washington County Weakley County Williamson County Wilson 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.

hydroelectric energy

In 2016, there were 4,920 hydroelectric energy jobs in Tennessee.

nonenergy mineral

In 2016, there were 1,794 nonenergy mineral jobs in Tennessee.

coal

In 2016, there were 94 coal jobs in Tennessee.

oil and gas

In 2016, there were 186 oil and gas jobs in Tennessee.

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 2015, there were self-employed people working in the extractive industries in Tennessee.

The U.S. Census Bureau collects information about the top 25 exports in each state. In 2015, extractive industries products did not rank among the top 25 exports from Tennessee.

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