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Colorado's Piceance Basin: Variation in the local public finance effects of oil and gas development
A large increase in natural gas production occurred in western Colorado’s Piceance basin in the mid- to late-2000s, generating a surge in population, economic activity, and heavy truck traffic in this rural region. We describe ...
Local fiscal effects of oil and gas development in eight states
Oil and gas production in the United States has increased dramatically in the past 10 years. This growth has important implications for local governments, which often see new revenues from a variety of sources: property ...
Local government revenue from oil and gas production
Oil and gas production generates substantial revenue for state and local governments. This report examines revenue from oil and gas production flowing to local governments through four mechanisms: (i) state taxes or fees ...
Dunn County and Watford City, North Dakota: A case study of the fiscal effects of Bakken shale development
The Bakken region of North Dakota and Montana has experienced perhaps the greatest effects of increased oil and gas development in the United States, with major implications for local governments. Though development of the ...