Natural resource extraction varies widely from state to state. In Wyoming, extractive industries accounted for 20.3% of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2016, and jobs in the extractive industries made up 6.9% of statewide employment.
Wyoming leads the nation in production of:
- Coal: 40.8% of U.S. Production
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 48.1% of all land in Wyoming.
The state of Wyoming chose to participate in an extended reporting process, so this page includes additional state revenue and disbursements data, as well as contextual information about state governance of natural resources.
For a detailed view of how coal mining affects communities in Wyoming, read more about Campbell County.
Energy production: The U.S. Energy Information Administration publishes a profile of energy production and usage in Wyoming.
Wyoming ranks among the top five states in the U.S. for production of:
- Coal: #1 in the nation (40% of U.S. production)
- Natural gas: #5 in the nation (5% of U.S. production)
Nonenergy minerals: The U.S. Geological Survey publishes information about nonenergy mineral extraction in the USGS Minerals Yearbook for Wyoming.
Energy production in the entire state of Wyoming
The Energy Information Administration collects data about all energy-related natural resources produced on federal, state, and privately owned land.
Production on federal land in Wyoming
The Office of Natural Resources Revenue collects detailed data about natural resource production