Former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence comes to Wyoming and talks energy

Updated: Aug. 25, 2022 at 7:00 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Former Vice President Mike Pence came to Wyoming Thursday and he had a lot to say about the U.S.’s role in the Oil and Gas industry.

Pence spoke at the Petroleum Associations of Wyoming’s Rockies Petroleum Conference about the war on American Energy and Energy independence.

The Former Vice President was a featured speaker along with U.S. Senators Cynthia Lummis and John Barrasso.

Pence spoke about the current administration’s impact on the energy sector and how he believes American energy could resolve the energy crisis, if allowed .

“We recognized the truth, that America had a limitless supply of energy right under our feet. And we recognized as we have through the history of this country, that those energy resources belong not to the government, they belong to the American people,” said Pence.

The former V.P. also said during the prior administration, American energy helped to create 7 million jobs, and the highest wage raises in a decade.

Wyoming Senator John Barrasso echoed Pence’s remarks.

”We have it here in the United States we have it in the ground. We do it in the best environmentally friendly, way better than any place else on earth we ought to be using American energy not depending on foreign counties.

Senator Cynthia Lummis also weighing in, saying Wyoming is the largest net exporter of Oil and Gas in the country.

“This is a very important stop for people in the Oil and Gas industry to gather and discuss what’s going on in our nation and how we can keep this important source of energy part of our energy mix in America,” said Lummis

The Rockies Petroleum Conference will conclude on Friday.