Wyoming ranked third in the nation in natural gas production in 2011 and eighth in crude oil production.' Oil and gas production generated over $633 million in Wyoming state severance taxes in 2011, which was about 65% of the total severance taxes paid for mineral production during the year.
Walter F. Eggers III & Deanna S. Falzone,
Wyoming Oil and Gas Update,
Tex. Wesleyan L. Rev.
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