Cheyenne, Wy –
Wyoming's Consumer Advocate says higher natural gas prices should be here awhile. Bryce Freeman says the purchase price of gas by utilities has been volatile and that has impacted both gas companies and electric utilities that use natural gas. He says the high prices will stay that way until more natural gas is developed and prices stabilize. Meanwhile, Freeman says something needs to be done about electric transmission. He says that some changes need to take place, in order to be able to transfer electricity more easily in the west.