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(Wyo.)-Converse County Oil Development Growing

By: Roxie Graham-Marski Posted at: 10/08/2012 11:55 AM

     GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - Many coal-bed methane companies have downsized their production in the Powder River Basin over the last couple of years because of low natural gas prices. Workers in the industry were forced to move to other states to find jobs.
     But a growing oil play in Converse County is bringing some of those workers back. Chesapeake Energy Corp. is one of the companies actively drilling in Converse County.
     Company spokeswoman Kelsey Campbell says it has been bringing workers back to Wyoming from North Dakota, Texas and other areas.


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