From the U.S. Energy Information Administration today:





Source: State Treasurer's Office reports for each state as of December 31, 2014

Note: * West Virginia's fund is too new to show a measurable balance.


Taxation of coal, crude oil, and natural gas production presents opportunities for states to collect revenue as nonrenewable resources are produced. Natural resource permanent funds are revenues earned from taxing the extraction of energy resources and are set aside by national, state, and local governments for strategic or long-term use. Similar to an endowment, states typically only spend the earnings and investment gains from these funds, as expenditure of principal is usually prohibited unless authorized by legislative approval or constitutional amendments.



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