The Department of the Interior’s Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) announced today that more than $2.1 billion was disbursed to 36 states as part of the state share of Federal revenues collected in Fiscal Year 2012 from energy and mineral production that occurred on Federal lands within their borders, and offshore on the Outer Continental Shelf.One state that starts with a "W" received $995,169,098, or about 47 percent of the total. No, it wasn't Washington or Wisconsin or West Virginia.
It was Wyoming.
Several other big almost-square states also got big numbers. New Mexico and Utah. All that energy and all those minerals.
Get the numbers at http://statistics.onrr.gov
Tip of the hat to South Dakota's always-alert Interested Party blog.