Petroleum Association of Wyoming Welcomes Regulatory Affairs Director

McKee Brings More Than a Decade of State Government Experience to the Position

April 5, 2021

Casper, Wyo. – The Petroleum Association of Wyoming (PAW) welcomes Colin McKee as Regulatory Affairs Director. McKee will manage the Association’s portfolio of state and federal agency regulatory actions impacting the natural gas and oil industry in his new role.

“I am excited to join the Petroleum Association as Regulatory Affairs Director,” said McKee. “The natural gas and oil industry plays such an important role in Wyoming’s economy, and I am looking forward to working with our state and federal partners to make sure our industry can capitalize on Wyoming’s first-class natural resources.”

PAW President Pete Obermueller had the following to say about McKee:

“Given Wyoming’s heavy reliance on public lands for producing natural gas and oil, regulations at the state and federal level have an outsized impact on our industry. I am pleased to have someone as experienced as Colin joining our team. His ability to hit the ground running in the current climate is essential for our members and Wyoming.”

Before joining PAW, McKee served as the Administrator of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Industrial Siting Division and as a Policy Advisor to Wyoming Governor Matt Mead. McKee managed Governor Mead’s energy policy portfolio covering utilities, natural gas and oil, mineral taxation and mining. He served as the State of Wyoming’s representative on the U.S. Department of Interior Royalty Policy Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Drury University. McKee lives in Cheyenne with his wife and daughter.

About PAW: Representing Wyoming’s primary economic engine, the Petroleum Association of Wyoming, is the voice of the oil and gas industry. Our members produce 90 percent of Wyoming’s oil and gas, generating over $5 billion in economic activity and employing more than 19,000 of Wyoming’s hard-working men and women. PAW strives to foster mutually beneficial relationships with Wyoming’s landowners, businesses, and communities while promoting the sustainable production of Wyoming’s abundant resources.

The Petroleum Association of Wyoming provides a forum for education, interaction, and unified action for members, policymakers, and the public.