The energy industry has staying power in Sweetwater County, and is a key reason for the region's overall economic success. Here are some key players in the local energy sector:
The company's mine in Green River produces trona, a mineral with a wide range of uses. Green River has the world’s largest and purest deposits, and holds more than 50 billion tons of trona. Solvay Chemicals uses the substance to reduce acid gas emissions in industries ranging from electric power generation to cement manufacturing.
The mission at Halliburton is to optimize oil and gas reservoir production through a variety of pressure pumping services, nitrogen services and chemical processes. Many employees at the company's Rock Springs site are engineers who train for an entire year before being assigned to oil rigs.
The utility giant is one of the lowest cost electricity producers in the United States, providing 1.7 million customers with energy. PacifiCorp gathers its energy capacity from a variety of sources, including coal, hydro, renewable wind power, gas-fired combustion turbines, solar and geothermal.
Exxon Company USA
The Exxon facility in Kemmerer is involved with gas processing for the pipeline transportation of crude oil. Company officials say their quest is to apply science and innovation to produce safer and cleaner ways to deliver energy.
OCI is the world’s third largest producer of natural soda ash, and its core product list also includes sodium percarbonate and hydrogen peroxide. Their Sweetwater County facility in Green River primarily manufactures chlorine and alkalis.
FMC Wyoming Corp.
This chemical company was founded in 1883 and is involved in agricultural, industrial and consumer markets. FMC uses advanced technologies to improve the delivery of medications, enhance foods and beverages, power batteries, protect crop yields, fertilize lawns and advance the manufacture of glass, ceramics, textiles, plastics, pulp and paper.
Rock Springs-Sweetwater County Airport
The airport first opened in 1942, and is used often by officials in the energy industry who either access private jets or the three commercial airlines on site. Rock Springs-Sweetwater County Airport accommodates Delta Connection to and from Salt Lake City, while Great Lakes Airlines and United Express both serve Denver.
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