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NATURAL GAS BOOM

natural gas drillThe "State Revenues and the Natural Gas Boom: An Assessment of State Oil and Gas Production Taxes" report provides an overview of state taxes and fees on oil and gas production and their revenue allocation. Thirty-five states have enacted fees or taxes on oil and gas production; thirty-two states produce natural gas. States differ in how to impose taxes, generally taxing a fraction of the market value, the volume produced, or some combination of the two.

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NATURAL GAS DEVELOPMENT

pipeline controller"Natural Gas Development and Hydraulic Fracturing: A Policymaker's Guide" provides an introduction to the domestic natural gas picture, explores the motivation behind state legislative involvement in natural gas regulation and summarizes state legislation that is being developed to ensure safe, responsible development of this resource. Natural gas development currently is occurring in 32 states.

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TRANSPORTING CRUDE OIL BY RAIL

oil transport train Crude oil producers are increasingly relying on rail to carry oil to domestic markets. The rapid growth in rail transportation, however, has focused attention on safety issues, especially after several recent accidents. This web brief highlights the increase in crude oil rail transportation and how state and federal officials are addressing safety concerns.

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COMPULSORY POOLING

oil drillingMost major oil and gas producing states—with the exceptions of California and Kansas—have adopted mandatory or compulsory pooling laws to govern circumstances in which neighboring landowners disagree about whether or not to extract mineral resources from common pools underneath their land. The web brief highlights the ways states are addressing compulsory pooling in order to protect the conflicting rights of landowners.

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OVERVIEW

Fossil fuels account for 85 percent of the nation’s energy supply. Recent technological advances have led to dramatic growth in unconventional oil and natural gas development, providing access to supplies once inaccessible and uneconomical to develop. State lawmakers are working to ensure that we can continue to develop clean, affordable energy from these traditional resources.

 

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