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Coal Royalty Reform: Impact on Prices, Production, and State Revenue

The proposed federal coal royalty reform rule could have substantial revenue benefits for federal and state governments, limited impact on coal production or prices on federal lands, and increased transparency.

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Will Federal Coal Valuation Reforms Hurt the Coal Industry? Yes And No

INSIGHT, Mar. 31, 2015: The Office of Natural Resources Revenue recently proposed a new rule that would change the way federal coal is valued for royalty purposes. Will it hurt the industry? Yes and No.

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What Do Local Governments Receive from Oil and Gas Production Taxes?

Revenues and distributions vary by state policy, land ownership, and well productivity. Interactive shows results for 16 major unconventional plays in the U.S.

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Unconventional Oil and Gas Revenues to Local Governments

The report includes seven major energy-producing states and a new interactive adds four more (AR, LA, PA, and UT) to compare how local governments receive production tax revenue from unconventional oil and natural gas.

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Federal Coal Royalty Valuation: Current Structure, Effective Rates, and Reform Options

This report analyzes how revenues from federal coal are obtained, reviews problems with the current system, estimates current effective royalty rates, and offers several reform options.

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Falling Oil Prices: Good for the U.S. Economy, Bad for Shale Communities?

INSIGHT, Nov. 5, 2014: Lower oil prices could be great for the economy, but for the communities dependent on drilling, the price drop may prove challenging for several reasons.

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Benefits of Renewable Energy in the West Vary Widely

The West is rich in renewable energy opportunities, but our research demonstrates that property tax revenues from this development vary widely across 17 rural study counties.

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How Is Fracking Shaping Your Community and Economy?

Monitoring can help local governments better understand the socioeconomic impacts caused by energy development, and support requests to industry and state government for assistance to implement appropriate mitigation.

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North Dakota Not Returning Adequate Oil Revenue to Local Governments

This report compares how North Dakota provides local governments with production tax revenue from unconventional oil extraction against six other major oil-producing states: Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming.

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Wyoming Oil Taxes: Highest Rate, Large Savings Compared to Other States

This report compares how Wyoming provides local governments with production tax revenue from unconventional oil extraction against six other major oil-producing states: Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and Texas.

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