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Wyoming's Energy Resources|School of Energy Resources
Nadia Kaliszewski
Outreach Coordinator
Phone: 307-766-4295307-766-4295 
Fax: 307-766-6701
School of Energy Resources
Dept. 3012
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Fax: 307-766-6701

wyoming's energy resources facts







Wyoming's Energy Resources


  • #1 in U.S. coal production
  • #1 in U.S. uranium production
  • #1 in exports of British Thermal Units in U.S.
  • #3 in U.S. natural gas production
  • #8 in U.S. oil production
  • #11 in U.S. in installed wind energy capacity
  • Infrastructure:
    • 19 active coal mines, 7 coal-fired power plants
    • 10,618 producing oil wells, 411 companies/operators, 59 rigs, 6 refineries (approximate)(WYOGCC, 2012)
    • 28,292 producing gas wells (WYOGCC, 2012), 278 gas companies/operators (WDOR, 2012)
    • 14 wind energy facilities, approximately 957 turbines
    • 1 uranium in-situ facility
  • Total State Assessed Valuation  of oil, coal and natural gas in 2011 (CREG, 2012): $15.6 billion
  • Net electricity generation: 3,940 thousand MWh
  • 2nd lowest electricity price in U.S. at 6.2 cents per kilowatt-hour
  • Employment in the Natural Resources & Mining industry sector, 2011: 42,663 employees out of 427,450 jobs or 9.9% of all jobs in Wyoming (WDWS, 2012)

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Unless otherwise noted, all facts presented here can be sourced to the EIA.

(EIA, 2015) United States Energy Information Administration (EIA). “Wyoming: State Profile and Energy Estimates.” Retrieved January 2016 from:

(CREG, 2015) Wyoming State Government - Consensus Revenue Estimating Group (CREG). Retrieved January 2016 from:

(WDWS, 2012) Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (WDWS). “Wyoming Labor Force Trends.” Retrieved August 2012 from:

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