CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Casper company hoping to turn natural gas into gasoline says it's now looking at building its plant in southwestern Wyoming.

Nerd Gas Co. had hoped to place the facility on land it owns next to Lake DeSmet, south of Sheridan. But company representatives of Nerd Gas Co. told the Casper Star-Tribune on Tuesday that they think it will take too much time and money to get the water they need from the lake.

Johnson County commissioner Delbert Eitel serves on a board that controls the water in the lake. He said the announcement was a shock and wonders if it's aimed at putting pressure on Johnson and Sheridan county officials to make a decision on water rights.

The company plans to build a smaller plant that will only process gas, not coal.