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Gov. Gordon speaks to the congressional committee on Wyoming’s leadership in natural gas production

Governor Mark Gordon (Dan Cepeda, Oil City File)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Mark Gordon recently told a congressional committee that Wyoming’s leadership in natural gas production will continue to help fuel the nation’s economy.

In a release from the governor’s office, Gordon said to the committee, “In Wyoming, we manage our natural and mineral resources exceptionally well, providing for both environmental stewardship and energy production.”

He also reasserted the state’s commitment to carbon capture and sequestration, stating that Wyoming does not need an additional layer of federal regulation of methane emissions.

The release stated that in a 2021 study by the Georgia Institute of Technology, it was concluded that Wyoming has the lowest fugitive methane emissions associated with the production of natural gas of any western state.


Gordon gave testimony to Wyoming’s long-standing program to plug orphaned oil and gas wells, and talked about the state’s work in addressing fugitive methane emissions and initiatives related to the production and utilization of hydrogen.

The governor’s testimony to the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis can be viewed here.