Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon recently sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, and cited the lack of consultation with western governors before the lease sale moratorium was put in effect. Governor Gordon emphasized that “the eight Western states with federal oil and gas leasing programs will have investment losses of $2.3 billion, production value losses of $882 million and tax revenue losses of $345 million in the first year of the moratorium.”
House Bill 166 will require public utilities to take additional steps before retiring coal or natural gas plants in the state. Utilities would be required to demonstrate to the Wyoming Public Service Commission that the retirements would not lead to added costs to ratepayers or less reliable electrical service.
The Biden Administration has published summary sheets for each state in a push for support of his $2.3T American Jobs Plan. Wyoming’s summary sheet highlights the state’s “outsized potential for innovative energy technologies including carbon capture and sequestration and geothermal energy generation, that create good paying union jobs.”
The WOGCC will take 45 minutes at the start of the April 13, 2021 hearings to listen to industry comments. No Commission action will be taken regarding these comments at the April 2021 hearing.
Recent studies have shown that methane leak rates from abandoned oil and gas wells may constitute a significant portion of a state's emissions inventory.
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A UW chemical engineering associate professor, Aryana’s research has primarily focused on the fundamental physics of flow instabilities and the dynamics of subsurface displacement processes.
The webinar with speakers and slide presentation can be found here.