The Enhanced Oil Recovery Commissioner, Representative Donald Burkhart emphasizes the importance of Wyoming’s energy leadership while creating jobs, boosting local economies, and ensuring Wyoming continues to play an important part in the world’s energy future.
Representative Burkhart explains that to “cement our role in domestic energy production and continue utilizing the vast fossil fuel resources we have available to us, we should be working to develop emerging, cutting-edge energy technologies like hydrogen production and carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS).”
Representative Burkhart mentions the potential to capture and store carbon dioxide in Wyoming is promising with the Wyoming Legislature working in a bipartisan fashion to allocate $15 million to advance this technology, including a required $5 million match by private industry. Representative Burkhart foresees Wyoming continuing to invest heavily in the future of CCUS technology.
Read Representative Burkhart’s Guest Column here.