- Associated Press - Saturday, August 13, 2016

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming’s oil and gas regulators have updated state lawmakers about the process of plugging thousands of orphaned oil and gas wells in the state.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/2bnwAXQ ) that members of the Joint Minerals, Business and Economic Development Committee met Thursday in Casper.

The accumulated cost to fill over 1,250 orphaned wells since the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission began an accelerated orphan well project in 2014 was $4.6 million more than the bond money available to the commission.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com

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