Cheyenne, Wy – Wyoming could have more than 20 (T)
trillion cubic feet of natural gas reserves.
But the Wyoming Pipeline Authority says the state only has
enough pipeline capacity to get a small fraction of that to market
That's why Wyoming officials are backing a project to designate
more right-of-way corridors for energy transmission on federal land
in eleven Western states.
Governor Freudenthal's energy advisor, Rob Hurliss, says Wyoming
needs those corridors. And it's not just gas that needs more
transmission capacity. Hurliss says power plants face the same
challenge when it comes to getting electricity out of the state.
A draft proposal for the corridor system is expected to be
released next year.