The search for a replacement for Tom Doll, the former commissioner of the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, who was asked to resign in June
, has come up empty.
On Tuesday, the commission extended an offer to their selected candidate, but according to Gov. Meads office, the candidate turned the offer down.
The search for a new commissioner has been complicated by the statutory requirement that the candidate be a geologist or engineer licensed in Wyoming. Of the 41 applicants reported in October, only five were licenced. There is pending state legislation that would remove the licensing requirement.
The commission will reopen the application process. Interim Oil and Gas Supervisor Bob King has offered to continue in the position until after the legislative session is over.
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