State Economic Outlook

Laramie, WY – A state economic analyst says he expects revenue from natural gas to level off over the next few years.

Buck McVeigh says prices have been steadily dropping at the Opal hub. That's the market where Wyoming sells its natural gas. "Until we see some flow coming in on that Rockies Express Pipeline," says McVeigh, "I think we're going to see a roller coaster ride with Wyoming Prices."

McVeigh reported on the state's economic outlook to the University of Wyoming Trustees this week. He says that Wyoming has an even less diverse economy now than it did ten years ago relying heavily on the minerals industries for its tax base.