Former Fremont County State Representative appointed to Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute Commission

The Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute announced the appointment of two new Commission members, Fremont County’s own Eli Bebout, and Representative Mike Greear.

Eli Bebout is a veteran Wyoming politician and former President of the Wyoming State Senate, representing District 26 from Riverton, in Fremont County. 

Republican Bebout is also a former member of the Wyoming House of Representatives, Speaker of the House, and his party’s nominee for governor in the 2002 general election. 


Senator Bebout earned his B.S. in engineering from the University of Wyoming in 1969. In addition to his political career, he has worked as a petroleum engineer, a drilling contractor, and was the owner of Nucor Oil and Gas, Inc.

The other new appointee, Rep. Mike Greear, also a Republican with deep Wyoming roots, is the Speaker Pro Tempore of the House in the Wyoming Legislature and a member of the Wyoming House of Representatives representing District 27, Big Horn and Washakie Counties. He is also the President & CEO of Wyoming Sugar Company. 

Rep. Greear attended Sheridan College and later graduated with a B.S. in economics from the University of Wyoming. He earned a J.D. from the University of Wyoming Law School in 1994. 

Before assuming office, Greear was a partner with Worrall & Greear, P.C. and served as a special assistant attorney general for the State of Wyoming from 1996 to 2001. Prior to attending school, Greear served two years in the United States Army.

The Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) was created and is financially supported by the Wyoming State Legislature to work with Wyoming oil producers to increase oil production, and as result, increase tax revenues of the state.


To learn more about the institute, click here.

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