CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming continues to take applications for state oil and gas supervisor while lawmakers consider loosening up one of the job's requirements.
The state oil and gas supervisor runs the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, the Casper-based state agency that oversees oil and gas development in Wyoming. The job has been vacant since Tom Doll quit in June.
Doll had come under criticism for comments he made about people in the Pavillion gas field who have been living with polluted groundwater.
Between 40 and 50 people have applied for the job. Meanwhile, a bill headed for introduction in the Legislature would eliminate the requirement that the supervisor be a registered petroleum geologist or petroleum engineer.
State officials say the change could broaden the pool of applicants.