Wyoming's Mineral Wealth Hits $15 Billion
Cheyenne, WY – Soaring gas production has fueled a 37
percent increase in Wyoming's minerals valuation this year.
The state's minerals valuation has risen from just under eleven (B) billion dollars to a little under 15 (B) billion.
Increased gas drilling has also pushed Sublette County past Campbell County as the state's wealthiest for minerals. The Wyoming Department of Revenue says Sublette County leads the state with four (B) billion dollars in assessed minerals value, followed by
Campbell County at more than three-and-a-half (B) billion and Sweetwater County at slightly less than two (B) billion.
About 80 percent of the local property tax revenues go to public schools.