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The Ensign 157 rig in the Jonah Field near Pinedale is shown in September.

January 02, 2015 5:37 pm
Wyoming's Year in News Photos

Wyoming's Year in News Photos

Tommy Hilliard, a company man for Jonah Energy, talks on the phone below the Ensign drilling rig he oversees Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 in the Jonah Field near Pinedale. (Alan Rogers, Star-Tribune)

December 17, 2014 6:13 pm
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

5 Encana workers injured in Jonah Field fire

Five workers were injured when a tank exploded in the Jonah natural gas field near Pinedale on Friday morning.

November 23, 2013 12:00 pmLoading…

Encana building water plant in central Wyoming

RIVERTON, Wyo. — Encana is constructing a facility in central Wyoming that will treat up to 1 million gallons of water a day that comes with oil and gas production.

November 10, 2013 9:50 amLoading…

Encana advocates more Wyoming Game and Fish funding

CASPER, Wyo. - A gas industry representative says the Wyoming Legislature should approve new funding sources for the state Game and Fish Department to avoid worsening delays in oil and gas permitting.

October 23, 2013 1:14 pmLoading…
Public meeting scheduled for Pavillion study

Public meeting scheduled for Pavillion study

CHEYENNE — Wyoming officials have scheduled the first public meeting about the state's plans to take over an investigation of groundwater pollution in the Pavillion area.

July 03, 2013 12:44 pmLoading…

Group seeks transparency in water study

CASPER, Wyo. — A Wyoming conservation group is calling for transparency in and independent oversight of the state’s investigation of groundwater pollution near Pavillion, an investigation partially funded by the operator of the natural gas field in the ara.

July 01, 2013 12:15 amLoading…

Encana plans to treat wasterwater from proposed Moneta Divide gas field in Wyoming

GILLETTE, Wyo. -- The company drawing public and regulatory attention for its proposal to pump wastewater from an oil-and-natural gas field west of Casper into an aquifer on Tuesday rolled out part of its long-term plan to treat water from another 4,200-well project in the same location.

May 14, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Encana plan for aquifer wastewater well faces EPA scrutiny

CASPER, Wyo. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants a company asking to inject oil and gas well wastewater into an aquifer in central Wyoming to do more to prove it won't pollute the aquifer and show it won't be used for drinking water.

April 10, 2013 10:30 pmLoading…

New federal land use plan draws ire of Wyoming counties, industry

CASPER, Wyo. — The federal government's nearly complete land use plan revision for a 2.4-million-acre area from northwest of Dubois to southeast of Jeffrey City is drawing the ire of some in the area, including county governments and a major energy producer.

April 08, 2013 12:15 amLoading…

Wyoming regulators OK Encana aquifer waste well

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming's oil and natural gas commission approved a plan Tuesday to dispose of wastewater into an aquifer used in some parts of the state for drinking water, overruling no votes from the two geologists on the commission.

March 12, 2013 10:30 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.

February 23, 2013 11:45 pm Related Loading…
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…

Mead 'disappointed' by new EPA Pavillion extension

CHEYENNE — Gov. Matt Mead said he's disappointed that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is taking more public comments on a report on pollution in a Wyoming gas field.

January 16, 2013 12:26 pmLoading…
EPA under fire for thrice-delayed Pavillion investigation

EPA under fire for thrice-delayed Pavillion investigation

CASPER, Wyo. — Federal environmental regulators have once again lengthened their investigation into potential groundwater contamination at a west-central Wyoming natural gas field, riling the operator in the field and area landowners, who are both fed up with the delays.

January 10, 2013 5:25 pmLoading…

Encana calls on EPA to abandon Pavillion test wells

CASPER, Wyo. — The company in the center of a groundwater contamination debate thinks the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should abandon its monitoring wells near Pavillion and refocus its investigation.

December 06, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

EPA extends Pavillion data comment deadline

CASPER, Wyo. -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will allow another three months for public comment on controversial data from well testing near Pavillion, an agency representative announced Wednesday.

October 10, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Man killed in Colorado gas well rupture was from Wyoming

Man killed in Colorado gas well rupture was from Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — An Evanston man was killed in a rupture at an Encana Corp. natural gas well in northern Colorado on Wednesday afternoon.

August 16, 2012 8:05 pmLoading…

Judge rules Encana must face suit in tribal court

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — In a ruling hailed as a victory for American Indian sovereignty, a federal judge has tossed out a lawsuit that Encana Oil and Gas Inc. had filed against a tribal judge on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

April 24, 2012 2:30 pmLoading…

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