- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 8, 2014

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - A visiting professor at the University of Wyoming says using carbon dioxide to re-pressurize Wyoming’s aging oil fields could yield up to 1 billion barrels of oil.

Ben Cook is a visiting assistant professor of economics and an associated research faculty member at the Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute.

Cook plans to present his research Wednesday in Laramie at a carbon dioxide conference hosted by the Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute and UW.

The Laramie Boomerang reports (https://bit.ly/1k2BDcP ) the two-day conference will focus on injecting carbon dioxide underground to boost oil production. Presenters will include UW researchers and an attorney with ExxonMobil.

Cook says every $1 million of oil production supports three jobs.

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Information from: Laramie Boomerang, https://www.laramieboomerang.com


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