Wyoming Oil & Gas Facts


  • Wyoming had 660 million barrels of proven oil reserves in 2011, which accounted for 2.5 percent of the U.S. total reserves. (EIA, 2014)

  • Wyoming’s 2011 dry natural gas reserves of 35,290 billion cubic feet of dry natural gas accounted for 10.6 percent of the U.S. total reserves. (EIA, 2014)

Wyoming oil & gas employment

  • Wyoming’s oil and gas industry employed more than 25,400 people in 2012, an almost 59 percent increase from 2002.

  • The average 2012 salary of Wyoming oil and gas workers was $56,277.

  • The total wages paid to all oil and gas employees in 2012 was $1,434,497,749.

(Note: all employment information from Tony Glover, Research & Planning, Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, custom extract from Wyoming’s Wage Records Database, 06/17/2013)

Oil and gas prices

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