Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 1, 2009
The oil and natural gas industry makes many important contributions to the U.S. economy, but specifically:
How much do oil companies pay in income taxes as a share of their income?
Test your Energy IQ to answer this question and others, and watch the video below to see what other people thought about how much companies pay in taxes.
Also, in 2008, the industry earned 5.7 cents on each dollar of sales while the federal government, states and Indian tribes received about $22 billion from oil and natural gas production.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jane Van Ryan was formerly senior communications manager and new media advisor at the American Petroleum Institute (API), where she wrote blog posts and produced podcasts and videos. Before coming to API, Jane managed communications for a large science and engineering corporation, and for a top-tier research and engineering university. A few years ago, you might have seen her in your living room when she delivered the news on television. Jane officially retired from API in 2011 and now freelances as an independent communications consultant when not gardening at her farm in Virginia.