Steenburgen Says Oil Play Picking up
Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce President and C-E-O Dale Steenburgen says the Niobrara Oil Play in Laramie County seems to be picking up steam. Official numbers show that 14 oil and gas wells have been started in Laramie County through the first three months of this year, compared with 39 such starts in all of 2011. Steenburgen says besides the actual oil well activity, more companies that work in support roles are also locating in the county. Steenburgen says he expects the industry to contribute jobs and tax money to the local economy in coming months.