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Wyoming Natural Gas

  • Production/Consumption:
    • Consumption: 148.5 trillion British thermal units (Btu) (2011) (EIA, 2013)
    • Production: (marketed) 2.159 trillion cubic feet (2011) (EIA, 2013)
    • In 2011, Wyoming accounted for 9 percent of U.S. marketed natural gas production, 3rd in nation (EIA, 2013)
  • Prices:
    • $3.35 per million cubic feet (mcf) (as of Dec. 31, 2012) at the Opal Hub (EAD, 2013)
    • City Gate price was $4.14 thousand cubic feet (tcf) (as of Jan. 31, 2013) (EIA, 2013)
    • Residential price was $7.02 thousand cubic feet (tcf) (as of Jan. 31, 2013) (EIA, 2013), ranked 47th inU.S.
  • Taxes/Payroll/Employment:
    • Estimated ad valorem tax:$443,983,439 (WDOR, 2012)
    • Estimated severance tax: $431,448,628(WDOR, 2012)
    • Property tax: $364,040,409 (based on 2009 production) (WDOR, 2012)
  • Employment:
    • Approximately 21,000 in oil and gas combined (WDOR, 2012)
    • Payroll: $1.1B (WDOR, 2012)
  • Exports: Approximately 2,161,461 million cubic feet (2010) (calculated)
  • Resources and Infrastructure:
    • Reserves: 35 trillion cubic feet, 12 percent of U.S. total (Dec. 31, 2010) (EIA, 2013)
    • Infrastructure: 28,292 producing gas wells (WYOGCC, 2012)
    • Pipelines: 278 companies/operators (WDOR,2012)
    • 278 natural gas companies assessed value $7,190,810,473 (WDOR, 2012)

WORKS CITED

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

(EAD, 2012). State of Wyoming Economic Analysis Division (EAD). "Macro Report: Review of Wyoming's Economy."  Retrieved October 2012 from: http://eadiv.state.wy.us/creg/MACRO_Report.pdf

(EIA, 2013).  United States Energy Information Administration (EIA). "Wyoming: State Profile and Energy Estimates." Retrieved April 2013 from:  http://www.eia.gov/beta/state/?sid=WY

(WDOR, 2012).  Wyoming Department of Revenue (WDOR).  "Department of Revenue 2012 Annual Report." Retrieved April 2013 from: http://revenue.state.wy.us/portalvbvs/uploads/DoR%20Annual%20Report%2010.08.2012X.pdf

(WYOGCC, 2012).  Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (WYOGCC). "2012 Facts & Figures." Retrieved April 2013 from:  http://wogcc.state.wy.us/

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