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Utah

Land ownership

Natural resource extraction varies widely from state to state. In Utah, extractive industries accounted for 1.4% of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2016.

Utah 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 64.9% of all land in Utah.

    Production

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

    Utah ranks among the top five states in the U.S. for production of:

    • Geothermal: #3 in the nation (3% of U.S. production)
    • Solar: #5 in the nation (2% of U.S. production)

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

    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

    13,966,122 tons of coal were produced in 2016.

    Hydroelectric

    759,542 Mwh of hydroelectric were produced in 2016.

    Crude oil

    30,529,000 barrels of crude oil were produced in 2016.

    Geothermal

    485,094 Mwh of geothermal were produced in 2016.

    Natural gas

    364,665,000 Mcf of natural gas were produced in 2016.

    Other biomass

    84,084 Mwh of other biomass were produced in 2016.

    Solar

    1,053,661 Mwh of solar were produced in 2016.

    Wind

    822,282 Mwh of wind were produced in 2016.

    The Office of Natural Resources Revenue collects detailed data about natural resource production on federal land in Utah.

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    Clay

    0 tons of clay were produced on federal land in Utah in 2017.

    County production

    Piute CountyPiute County
    County production of clay in 2017 (tons)

    Coal

    7,057,410 tons of coal were produced on federal land in Utah in 2017.

    County production

    Carbon CountyEmery CountySanpete CountySevier CountyCarbon CountyEmery CountySanpete CountySevier County
    County production of coal in 2017 (tons)

    Gas

    189,714,381 mcf of gas were produced on federal land in Utah in 2017.

    County production

    Carbon CountyDaggett CountyDuchesne CountyEmery CountyGarfield CountyGrand CountySalt Lake CountySan Juan CountySanpete CountySummit CountyUintah CountyUtah CountyWashington CountyCarbon CountyDaggett CountyDuchesne CountyEmery CountyGarfield CountyGrand CountySalt Lake CountySan Juan CountySanpete CountySummit CountyUintah CountyUtah CountyWashington County
    County production of gas in 2017 (mcf)

    Geothermal

    144,419,064 Electrical Generation, Kilowatt Hours of geothermal were produced on federal land in Utah in 2017.

    County production

    Beaver CountyMillard CountyBeaver CountyMillard County
    County production of geothermal in 2017 (Electrical Generation, Kilowatt Hours)

    Geothermal

    2,020,627,548 Electrical Generation, Thousands of Pounds of geothermal were produced on federal land in Utah in 2017.

    County production

    Beaver CountyBeaver County
    County production of geothermal in 2017 (Electrical Generation, Thousands of Pounds)

    Gilsonite

    0 tons of gilsonite were produced on federal land in Utah in 2017.

    County production

    Uintah CountyUintah County
    County production of gilsonite in 2017 (tons)

    Oil

    9,083,995 barrels of oil were produced on federal land in Utah in 2017.

    County production

    Carbon CountyDaggett CountyDuchesne CountyEmery CountyGarfield CountyGrand CountySalt Lake CountySan Juan CountySanpete CountySevier CountySummit CountyUintah CountyCarbon CountyDaggett CountyDuchesne CountyEmery CountyGarfield CountyGrand CountySalt Lake CountySan Juan CountySanpete CountySevier CountySummit CountyUintah County
    County production of oil in 2017 (bbl)

    Potash

    0 tons of potash were produced on federal land in Utah in 2017.

    County production

    Tooele CountyTooele County
    County production of potash in 2017 (tons)

    Salt

    0 tons of salt were produced on federal land in Utah in 2017.

    County production

    Tooele CountyTooele County
    County production of salt in 2017 (tons)

    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 Utah, broken down by phase of production.

    Commodity1. Securing rights2. Before production3. During productionOther revenue
    Oil and Gas
    Oil & Gas
    $107,279,627
    $384,189$1,049,713Oil$49,885,607Gas$46,692,121NGL$8,250,658$1,017,339
    Coal
    Coal
    $43,264,726
    $8,286,521$230,429$35,774,654($1,026,878)
    Geothermal
    Geothermal
    $705,253
    $0$95,196$610,057$0
    Other products
    Potassium
    $584,234
    $0$169$206,537$377,527
    Gilsonite
    $1,068,399
    $0$1,840$1,057,961