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Oil and Gas Supervisor Hired has Wealth of Experience

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3/15/2013 

OFFICE OF GOVERNOR MATT MEAD
State Capitol
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Ph. (307) 777-7437


March 15, 2013


******FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE******

Contact:
Renny MacKay
Communications Director
renny.mackay@wyo.gov

 

Oil and Gas Supervisor Hired has Wealth of Experience

CHEYENNE, Wyo. –  The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has hired a new Supervisor. Grant Black will take over the job on May 1st. Black held the same job in Arkansas from 1999 to 2004 and has 30 years of experience as a professional geologist.

Governor Matt Mead is a member of the Commission. He said he is pleased with the decision that the Commission reached. “Grant has a wealth of experience in private industry and also in the public sector as a regulator. His track record in Arkansas doing this same job is an asset,” Governor Mead said. “Grant comes well recommended. He has a strong sense of what it takes to support industry and do so in a way that balances the environment and other industries important to Wyoming, like agriculture and tourism.”

Black has a bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of Oklahoma and a master’s degree in geology from Oklahoma State University.

“This is an extraordinary opportunity because of Wyoming’s leadership in producing energy for the nation and in developing models for the country that make sure energy production is done responsibly. I hope the skills I have developed over my career will serve the people of Wyoming well,” Grant Black said.

Governor Mead also thanked Bob King for his excellent work as the interim Supervisor. “Bob has been a great leader and brought ideas to improve the Commission. I also want to thank the other members of the Commission who worked hard to find the right person for this job.”