Posted: Nov 8, 2011 6:41 PM by Matt Stafford
DENVER (AP) - Wyoming is tops among states that shared in revenues from oil, gas and mineral production on federal land within their borders in the last fiscal year.
The Interior Department said Monday it collected $11.16 billion from energy production on public lands and offshore areas in fiscal 2011, or about $2 billion more than in the previous year.
About $6 billion of that went to the U.S. Treasury, but some money also went to 37 states where mineral production occurred on federal land.
Wyoming received more than $971 million. Among other top energy-producing states, New Mexico received more than $434 million. Colorado received nearly $157 million.
About $538 million was disbursed to 34 American Indian tribes and about 30,000 individual Indian mineral owners, up from $407 million in fiscal 2010.