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July 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Exploratory mine drilling OK'd in Beartooths

Exploratory mine drilling OK'd in Beartooths

The Beartooth Ranger District has approved Stillwater Mining Co.’s Blitz Ridge exploratory drilling in the mountains near Dean.

June 17, 2014 6:19 pmLoading…
Nearly half of Wyoming oil, gas wells uninspected

Nearly half of Wyoming oil, gas wells uninspected

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Almost half of all newly drilled oil and gas wells considered high pollution risks in Wyoming weren't inspected over a recent three-year period, according to an Associated Press review of federal data.

June 14, 2014 9:02 pmLoading…
Study: N.D. oil worker death rate 6 times U.S. average

Study: N.D. oil worker death rate 6 times U.S. average

WILLISTON, N.D. — North Dakota has the country's highest death rate for workers in the oil, gas and mining sector, at more than six times the national average, and an even higher rate among construction workers, according to a new report from the nation's largest labor union.

May 13, 2014 10:50 am Photos

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N.D. posts 977,000 barrels of oil daily in March

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota oil drillers produced an average of about 977,000 barrels of oil a day in March.

May 13, 2014 10:25 amLoading…

North Dakota may fine truck company more than $2M

WILLISTON, N.D. — A Wyoming-based trucking company working in North Dakota could face fines of $2 million or more for operating without a license and illegally dumping saltwater, a byproduct of oil production, two North Dakota state agencies said Tuesday.

April 15, 2014 1:47 pmLoading…

BLM: Companies need repaid if drilling rejected

JACKSON, Wyo. — A U.S. Bureau of Land Management official says the government would need to repay $2.6 million to petroleum companies if the U.S. Forest Service decides next year not to allow gas drilling in part of the Wyoming Range.

March 26, 2014 1:17 pmLoading…
Drill site

Drill site

This photo of one of Stillwater Mining Co.'s drill sites in the Beartooth Mountains was taken from the helicopter used to shuttle people and equipment to the site. Everything had to be flown in and out, including the mini-excavator used to dig the sumps, which was used to reclaim them when t…

December 31, 2013 3:33 pmLoading…
High drilling

High drilling

This photo of one of Stillwater Mining Co.'s drill sites in the Beartooth Mountains was taken from the helicopter used to shuttle people and equipment to the site. Everything had to be flown in and out, including the mini-excavator used to dig the sumps, which was used to reclaim them when t…

December 31, 2013 3:33 pmLoading…

BLM seeks public comment on drilling plan

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on a proposal from an energy company to drill an exploratory well south of Rock Springs.

November 25, 2013 9:28 amLoading…
Transforming the landscape

Transforming the landscape

This collection of aerial images shows the start of a transformation of the North Dakota landscape as dramatic production is realized from the Bakken oil formation.

October 06, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Encana Drilling

Encana Drilling

A drilling rig at an Encana Corp. site operates north of Highway 20/26 east of Moneta in Fremont County. Encana, Noble Energy and ConocoPhilips are poised to submit a development plan for a 4,200-well natural gas field – known as the Moneta Divide – covering 414 square miles in the area.

January 20, 2013 2:35 pmLoading…

BLM extends public comment period on expansive drilling project

CASPER, Wyo. — The federal Bureau of Land Management will allow nearly two extra months for the public to comment on a large drilling project expansion in Wyoming’s Red Desert.

January 06, 2013 3:11 pmLoading…

Western Energy Alliance lobbies Congress for rule changes

CODY, Wyo. -- Members of the Western Energy Alliance headed to Washington, D.C., this week to lobby Congress for policy changes it believes are needed to ease oil and gas development across the West.

April 24, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Stillwater Mining seeks to drill in Beartooth Mountains

Stillwater Mining Co. is proposing exploratory drilling in Montana's Beartooth Mountains as a prelude to a possible expansion of its platinum and palladium mine near Nye.

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Windsor Energy backs off Shoshone Forest drilling project

CLARK, Wyo. — An Oklahoma-based energy company announced this week that it was backing off a controversial drilling project on the Shoshone National Forest, though it would retain its lease and reconsider the project down the road.

December 08, 2011 4:30 pmLoading…

Officials: Weak Niobrara wells slow development in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — Wells drilled into the Niobrara Shale formation in Wyoming aren't producing much oil, and that's discouraging developers from drilling more wells, a state oil regulator and an industry representative told legislators late last week.

October 30, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

UW study finds songbird declines in high-density well sites

CODY, Wyo. -- Drilling wells at high densities may contribute to a decline in bird species that depend upon sagebrush habitat, a new study from the University of Wyoming has found.

October 11, 2011 5:45 pmLoading…

New technology could boost heavy crude recovery in Wyoming oil fields

CODY, Wyo. — A foam-based solution of pure oxygen and water could help release pockets of heavy crude oil from reservoirs located deep underground, and the company that developed the technology plans to evaluate its application in Wyoming’s oil fields.

September 22, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Seismic mapping could jump-start Niobrara drilling

Seismic mapping could jump-start Niobrara drilling

JACKSON, Wyo. — The oil-bearing Niobrara Shale formation that extends into Wyoming from Colorado has experienced a lot of hype, but not much drilling.

September 18, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

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