NERD Gas Company of Casper announced Wednesday that Lake DeSmet is no longer one of their options for a proposed natural gas-to-gasoline facility. Sheridan County Commissioner Bob Rolston is the Sheridan County Representative on the Lake DeSmet Counties Coalition and he says that the decision by NERD didn't catch him too off guard.
NERD Senior Engineer Joe Nicholas explains the decision to look elsewhere in the state.
Nicholas said that NERD is focusing on several locations in Sweetwater County for the facility. Representatives from NERD were in Sheridan last week to present the proposed project to the Sheridan City Council, who approved a resolution supporting the project. The Buffalo City Council and Johnson County Commissioners had also previously given their support to the project as well.