• Refining jobs on WYO 59

     May 28, 2020 ·  

    A potential new employer is coming to Converse County – and they couldn’t come at a better time – due to the current economic downturn we’re in between the coal and oil bust and the coronavirus pandemic.

    Converse County commissioners are considering issuing $10 million in industrial revenue bonds to Slate Refining LLC of Midland, Texas for the purpose of bringing the old Antelope Refinery on WYO 59 up to date and up to speed.

    Slate Refining LLC purchased the mothballed refinery last year from Genesis Energy with the intent of getting it up and running as quickly as possible. Company officials said they intend to provide a minimum of 21-23 permanent jobs at the refinery by Oct. 31, the date they expect the project to be producing, but they intend to review their needs and hire more people as it becomes necessary.

    Commissioner and U.S. Senate candidate Robert Short said he’s working with Slate for the economic recovery of Converse County and the state.

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  • Douglas Empties Amidst Oil Crash Leaving Businesses In Flux

     May 19, 2020 ·  

    The sun is beating down on a nearly empty gravel plot. Just a few weeks ago, trailers owned by oil field and pipeline workers lined this man camp.

    A mother, who asked not to be named, is packing up her trailer to leave too as her daughters play nearby. Her family came here so her husband could work on a pipeline.

    "We came here from Oklahoma because the oil field basically crashed there. So, we came down here. I think we've been here since January," she said.

    But with the latest oil crash, they're back on the road. Her husband's currently scouting another job in North Dakota. She didn't think they would be leaving Wyoming so soon.

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  • Robert G. Short announces run for U.S. Senate

    Robert G. Short announces run for U.S. Senate

     February 24, 2020 ·  

    RELEASE: Glenrock,  WY, County Commissioner Robert G. Short announced his Senate candidacy on Monday, giving Republicans a widely known Wyoming-raised, businessman and philanthropist, who will serve the great state of Wyoming as US Senator in Washington D.C.

    He enters the race with one of the broadest levels of experience in the Wyoming economy and culture.

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