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Feds disburse $163.65 million in energy revenue to North Dakota

This year’s overall disbursement is the second largest since 1983 and provides funds for states and Tribes to pursue a variety of conservation goals.

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WASHINGTON – North Dakota received $163.65 million in revenues generated in fiscal year 2022 from energy production on federal and Tribal onshore lands and federal offshore areas, the Department of Interior’s Office of Natural Resources Revenue reported Friday.

The ONRR disbursed $21.53 billion in revenues, the Interior Department said in a news release.

This year’s overall disbursement is the second largest since 1983 and provides funds for states and Tribes to pursue a variety of conservation goals, including irrigation and hydropower projects, historic preservation initiatives, efforts to protect public lands and waters, and investments in much-needed maintenance for critical facilities and infrastructure on public lands.

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This year, $1.59 billion was distributed to Tribes and individual Indian mineral owners; $3.32 billion to the Reclamation Fund; $1.02 billion to the Land and Water Conservation Fund; $150 million to the Historic Preservation Fund; $460 million to federal agencies; and $10.64 billion to the U.S. Treasury.

ONRR also disbursed $4.36 billion in fiscal year 2022 funds to 33 states, including North Dakota’s $163.65 million. This revenue was collected from oil, gas, renewable energy and mineral production on federal lands within the states’ borders and from offshore oil and gas tracts in federal waters adjacent to four Gulf states’ shores.

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In addition to North Dakota, states receiving the highest disbursements based on that activity are New Mexico, $2.74 billion; Wyoming, $785.73 million; Colorado, $142.60 million; Louisiana, $118.88 million; Utah, $89.59 million; Texas, $77.31 million; California, $54.19 million; Alaska, $45.06 million; Alabama $40.89 million; Mississippi, $37.81 million; and Montana, $35.07 million.

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