This report focuses on the economic and fiscal contributions of the oil and natural gas industries in Montana, including a case study of potential coal bed methane natural gas (CBM) extraction in the Powder River Basin. The report also compares Montana’s performance to neighboring states to discover what Montana does well, and where the state can improve in fitting oil and natural gas into a broader discussion of economic development and fiscal health for the state.
Click here to read a Montana Standard opinion piece on Montana’s energy policy.
See the four-page Digest for a summary of the full report.
The detailed socioeconomic profiles used in this study also are available for download.
Socioeconomic Profile of Big Horn County
Socioeconomic Profile of Powder River County
Socioeconomic Profile of Rosebud County
Socioeconomic Profiles of Big Horn, Powder River, and Rosebud Counties
Socioeconomic Profile of Montana