Wyoming is becoming quite the popular state when it comes to oil, gas and mineral production. This past fiscal year the Interior Department collected $11.16 billion from energy production on public lands and offshore areas. That total is almost $2 billion more than last years total. In shared revenues, out of the total $11.16 billion Wyoming received $971 million.

The United States Treasury acquired almost $6 billion and the rest was distributed to 37 states in which mineral production occurred on federal lands. Wyoming received the most followed by New Mexico (approximately $434 million) and Colorado (approximately $157 million). Approximately $538 million was also distributed to 34 American Indian tribes including roughly 30,000 individual Indian mineral owners.

 

Information courtesy of the Associated Press of Wyoming.