CASPER, Wyo. — Converse County recently rejected Chesapeake Energy’s bid to earn a tax exemption for pollution controls on its flaring equipment in a move that state and local officials say could set an important precedent for Wyoming’s growing oil fields.
CASPER, Wyo. — For Kristi Mogen, 2012 felt like the apocalypse.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DOUGLAS, Wyo. — There's a lot more going on outside of Douglas than there used to be.
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.
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.
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 …
CASPER, Wyo. -- The U.S. economy continues to grow, but slowly, as if unsure of its footing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.