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High-ranking state official blasts Laramie County oil development

High-ranking state official blasts Laramie County oil development

CASPER, Wyo. — Oil development in Laramie County is "devastating to the quality of life of residents who live within eye and earshot" of nearby drilling rigs, a high-ranking state health official wrote in a recent letter to local officials.

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Wyoming rig count up 25 percent since June

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming’s drilling fleet has grown 25 percent since June, with the state adding two more rigs last week to bring the total number to 62.

October 15, 2014 9:30 amLoading…

Company files record-breaking number of drilling applications

CASPER, Wyo. — A Houston oil company filed about 200 drilling applications in Laramie County during the last two weeks, a significant spike signaling rising competition among the companies seeking to unlock the area’s rich reserves.

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Anschutz marks return to Wyoming with purchase of Barrett acreage

CASPER, Wyo. — The Anschutz Corp. is coming back to Wyoming to look for oil.

September 18, 2014 6:30 amLoading…
Jonah Energy

Jonah Energy

Driller Scott MacPhearson runs the control room of the Ensign 157 rig on Sept. 8 in the Jonah Field near Pinedale. Ensign is a contract partner for Jonah Energy, which recently acquired Encana’s natural gas assets in the area.

September 14, 2014 6:46 pm
diy couple

diy couple

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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.

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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.

March 13, 2012 7:43 amLoading…

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