Wyoming submitted its bid for Occidental Petroleum’s 1 million acres of land and 4 million mineral acres July 10. Officials haven’t heard any news, they said this week. One called the silence worrying.
Gordon’s administration is preparing a July 1 bid to Occidental Petroleum for 1 million acres of land and 4 million mineral acres, using a process that won’t require legislative approval.
The governor has a team of informal advisors — at least three of them oil-and-gas-industry heavies — helping shape a massive land and mineral purchase from Occidental
The House on Friday passed a Gov. Mark Gordon-backed bill that would subsidize carbon capture projects through Wyoming residents’ electrical bills, without the original $1 billion subsidy limit.
Deal involves a numbers-minded governor of a state with huge trust funds, an oil giant under pressure and 5 million acres of land and minerals.