Wyoming’s governor approached Mexico about coal export possibilities

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon contacted the Mexican government about the possibility of using the country’s ports to export the state’s coal to markets overseas, an official with the Mexican consulate’s office in Denver said Tuesday.

At a forum hosted by the Wyoming Business Alliance in Casper, Consul General Berenice Rendón-Talavera told the audience that the governor had briefly spoken to her office about the potential for striking a deal between Mexico and the Equality State – an accord similar to a deal hammered out between the states of Utah and Baja California in August 2018.

That deal would have allowed Utah coal and natural gas producers to transport extracted materials by rail over the U.S.-Mexican border to the port of Ensenada – a well-connected, international port located 65 miles south of San Diego.