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Oil continued to rise, natural gas continued decline in 2023, state report finds

GILLETTE - While coal is still king in Campbell County, oil and gas are still the second and third largest contributors to the county's economy, as far as taxable value goes.

Across the state, natural gas production has been on a steady decline since 2009, while oil production has been more up and down.

According to a report put out by the Wyoming State Geological Survey this month, the state's oil production has not yet surpassed its 2019 high, while nationwide oil production has surpassed pre-pandemic levels.

More than 95 million barrels of oil are expected to be produced in Wyoming in 2023,...