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BLM revives controversial fast-tracking of oil and gas permits

BLM revives controversial fast-tracking of oil and gas permits

CASPER, Wyo. — For Kristi Mogen, 2012 felt like the apocalypse.

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Powder River Basin oil production grows

Powder River Basin oil production grows

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and Chesapeake Energy saw oil output in the Powder River Basin climb during 2013 and production could continue to rise this year, reports released last week show.

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Year after Wyoming blowout, no fines for Chesapeake

Year after Wyoming blowout, no fines for Chesapeake

CHEYENNE — A company that owns a Wyoming oil well that blew out and forced 50 people to flee their homes has not been fined in the year since the accident because the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission determined none of its rules were violated.

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Wyoming DEQ: Multiple oil and gas companies violated air rules

Wyoming DEQ: Multiple oil and gas companies violated air rules

Wyoming's environmental regulator has hit a handful of oil and gas operators with citations for air pollution, including one company previously singled out by some for its gas flaring practices.

March 08, 2013 7:15 pmLoading…
Compressed natural gas bills head to Mead, but industry sees progress still to be made

Compressed natural gas bills head to Mead, but industry sees progress still to be made

CASPER, Wyo. — Two industry-backed bills aimed at boosting the use of compressed natural gas to fuel Wyoming vehicles cleared the state Legislature this week, but neither will do as much as they would have when first written.

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State DEQ rushes air monitor near Converse County drilling

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming environmental regulators rushed a mobile air quality monitoring station to Converse County after complaints because of oil drilling and gas flaring in the area.

December 17, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Chesapeake addresses energy development concerns

DOUGLAS, Wyo. — Representatives of Chesapeake Energy sent Converse County residents and government officials a simple message at a Tuesday night meeting in Douglas: We're going to be here a while.

December 05, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Flaring, an oil producer necessity, falls into regulatory gap

Flaring, an oil producer necessity, falls into regulatory gap

DOUGLAS, Wyo. — There's a lot more going on outside of Douglas than there used to be.

November 27, 2012 11:45 pm Photos

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Wyoming commission adopts workplace safety measures

CASPER, Wyo. -- A state commission on Friday approved a provision requiring the use of flame-resistant clothing by anyone working within 75 feet of a well bore.

October 05, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Niobrara production, permitting on the rise

CASPER, Wyo. — At least one oil and gas company claims to have figured out the tricky Niobrara shale play in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming.

August 12, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Report released on Chesapeake well blowout

Report released on Chesapeake well blowout

CASPER, Wyo. — Working drilling rigs aren’t quiet places. But on the afternoon of April 24, workers on the rig over the Chesapeake Energy Corp. natural gas well near Douglas heard what they called a “sharp” sound, followed by a rising roar as natural gas and drilling fluid spewed out of the …

May 10, 2012 3:00 pmLoading…
Federal official outlines economic promise, perils

Federal official outlines economic promise, perils

CASPER, Wyo. -- The U.S. economy continues to grow, but slowly, as if unsure of its footing.

May 08, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Chesapeake plugs blown Wyoming well

CASPER, Wyo. -- Chesapeake Energy Corp. and its contractors on Friday stopped the flow of natural gas from an out-of-control well in eastern Wyoming, nearly three days after the well into the Niobrara Shale formation blew out and led 50 nearby residents to evacuate their homes.

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Wind shift delays effort to plug spewing oil well

CHEYENNE — A wind shift was holding up attempts to plug an oil well that was spewing methane gas after a blowout in east-central Wyoming.

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Residents evacuate after gas leaks from oil well near Douglas, Wyoming

Residents evacuate after gas leaks from oil well near Douglas, Wyoming

CHEYENNE — An oil well blowout in Wyoming prompted 50 residents to evacuate their homes amid concern that a spewing cloud of natural gas could explode.

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Wyoming Gov. Mead: Fix $37 million Medicaid shortfall

Wyoming Gov. Mead: Fix $37 million Medicaid shortfall

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead said Tuesday his highest budget priority is replacing the $37 million shortfall in the Wyoming Department of Health’s Medicaid budget.

February 07, 2012 11:45 pm Photos

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Regulators, industry seek common ground on flaring

CASPER, Wyo. — Regulators and representatives of the oil and gas industry sought common ground Monday on how the state should get its fair share of natural gas burned off from new wells.

November 07, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…
Steam rises on the deck of a gas rig

Steam rises on the deck of a gas rig

Steam rises on the deck of a gas rig leased by Chesapeake Energy last February near Douglas. While the Niobrara Shale play in southeast Wyoming has been slow to produce results, efforts in the Douglas area have shown promise.

August 13, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Investment in Wyoming's Niobrara Shale yet to pay off

CHEYENNE - A big financial bet by the petroleum industry that the Niobrara Shale will be the next big U.S. oil play has yet to pan out, though the arrival of warmer weather and new geological data could provide a boost.

June 02, 2011 5:35 pmLoading…
Workers operate a gas drilling rig

Workers operate a gas drilling rig

Workers operate a gas drilling rig leased by Chesapeake Energy in February outside Douglas. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that Wyoming's mining and logging employment, which includes oil and gas, rose to 26,600 in April, up from 24,100 a year earlier.

May 24, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

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