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Resumption of Federal Oil and Gas Lease Sales

Governor Gordon issued a statement following the Biden Administration’s announcement that lease sales for oil and gas drilling on federal land will resume.

"The announcement of an upcoming federal oil and gas lease sale is welcome news, but long overdue. While we don’t know the exact number and location of the Wyoming parcels, after 15 months without a lease sale in our state, to learn that royalty rates will be increased and available acreage significantly reduced is hardly cause for unbridled celebration. I am concerned that these changes will have a chilling effect on Wyoming companies as they prepare their bids."

Read the entire announcement here.