Sweeping Plains > South Dakota
Resources: A measure of total energy production and consumption per capita
Market: The cost of consumption, measured in electricity prices and gasoline taxes
Infrastructure: Capacity to generate and refine energy sources; miles of pipelines
Around half of the electricity produced in South Dakota comes from hydroelectric power plants on the Missouri River. However, because of the alignment of utility and administrative boundaries, much of this energy is exported to other states. Much of the electricity consumed in South Dakota, conversely, is imported from coal plants in Wyoming, Iowa and Nebraska.
South Dakota produces a modest amount of natural gas from the Pierre Shale, but not nearly enough to meet demand, as nearly half of the state's households use natural gas as their primary fuel for home heating. Additional natural gas is imported from North Dakota.
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Gasoline Tax total state + federal, 2014
Set a voluntary goal of obtaining 10% of all retail electricity sales from renewable and "recycled" (waste heat-to-power) energy sources by 2015.
Allows the statewide use of conventional gasoline without ethanol.
Requires a permit and compliance bond for oil and gas well drilling. The permit fee is $100 per well. Bonds begin at $10,000 per well, with the price increasing for deeper wells.
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