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Georgia company opening oilfield waste facility

CASPER, Wyo. — A Georgia company plans to open a facility in the Powder River Basin that will separate water from oil produced by the area's proliferating oil wells.

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UW gets $4.25 million grant to explore wind energy

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The U.S. Energy Department has awarded a $4.25 million grant to the University of Wyoming for wind energy research.

September 29, 2014 3:30 pmLoading…

Businesses, investors pressing for green policy from world leaders

NEW YORK — Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.N. summit on climate change this week to attack the problem by making it more costly for businesses and ordinary people to pollute.

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Study: Quake-drilling correlation near Bairoil

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Wyoming State Geological Survey report finds no correlation in Wyoming between earthquakes and wells the petroleum industry and others use to inject substances underground, with one exception: Several small quakes have been occurring in and near a pair of remote oil fields.

September 22, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
2014 already a nasty year for Wyoming oil spills

2014 already a nasty year for Wyoming oil spills

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — An oil boom in Wyoming has a filthy side effect: A string of accidents from a remote gulley in the Powder River Basin to a refinery in downtown Cheyenne already has made this year the state’s worst for oil spills since at least 2009, state records show.

September 18, 2014 5:30 pmLoading…

Group: State should increase drilling setbacks

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A landowners’ group is calling on Wyoming oil and gas regulators to strengthen proposed rules to increase the minimum distance between drilling rigs and dwellings.

September 16, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
Court blocks pollution rules for Wyoming plants

Court blocks pollution rules for Wyoming plants

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency can’t force several Wyoming power plants to install new pollution-control equipment while the state’s legal challenge to federal regulations plays out in court, an appeals court panel ruled Tuesday.

September 09, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…

Largest corn waste-to-ethanol facility launches

^pDES MOINES, Iowa — The world’s largest refinery that turns corn plant waste into ethanol began production recently in Iowa, and many national and international dignitaries have touted the technology as a major step in the shift from the fossil fuel age to a biofuels revolution.

September 07, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Under deal, stake in Decker coal mine would go to Australian company

Coal companies announced an agreement Thursday to consolidate ownership of a Montana mine in a deal aimed at boosting exports of the fuel to Asia through ports on the U.S. West Coast.

September 04, 2014 7:20 amLoading…

Wyoming carbon test site could be chosen soon

CASPER, Wyo. — The location of a proposed facility to test new technologies for capturing carbon dioxide from a working power plant could be selected by state officials within the next few months, a utility official said.

September 01, 2014 9:30 pmLoading…
Industry: N.D. oil no more volatile than others

Industry: N.D. oil no more volatile than others

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple intends to ask top U.S. energy and transportation officials about conflicting reports over the volatility of crude coming from the state's oil patch, he said Wednesday.

August 06, 2014 1:48 pmLoading…
First-time petition hopes to stop 'Bakken bombs'

First-time petition hopes to stop 'Bakken bombs'

BISMARCK, N.D. — A Fargo man has turned to an online petition in hopes of getting state officials to stop what he calls "Bakken bomb trains" by forcing oil companies to strip volatile natural gas liquids from oil before shipping.

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Exxon profit surges, but production slips

NEW YORK — Exxon Mobil’s net income rose 28 percent in the second quarter on a sale of Asian assets and higher oil prices, but oil and gas production slipped a disappointing 6 percent.

August 03, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Chevron 2Q profit up on asset sales, oil prices

NEW YORK — Chevron Corp. earnings rose 5.6 percent in the second quarter on asset sales and higher global oil prices, though oil and gas production slipped slightly.

August 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Cloud Peak Energy posts $2.1 million loss

Cloud Peak Energy posts $2.1 million loss

GILLETTE, Wyo.  — Cloud Peak Energy, which operates only in the Powder River Basin, has posted a $2.1 million loss in the second quarter of 2014, compared to a $4.1 million gain for the same period last year.

July 31, 2014 3:09 pmLoading…

Judge grants access for oil pipeline operations

GREAT FALLS — A refining company will be able to continue operating three pipelines that transport crude oil from Canada after a judge granted access to the final land parcel whose easement had expired.

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Company: Corrosion caused Wyoming oil pipe spill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The owner of a pipeline that sprung a leak and spilled 25,000 gallons of crude oil that flowed more than two miles down a gulley in the Powder River Basin said Friday that internal corrosion was to blame.

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Officials: No evidence of brine in bay after N.D. spill

Officials: No evidence of brine in bay after N.D. spill

MANDAREE, N.D. — The snaking, nearly 2-mile trail of saltwater that an underground pipeline spewed in the rugged hills of western North Dakota's badlands left a 200-yard-long stretch of dead vegetation, a company official said, though she added there is no evidence yet that the spill has con…

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Cordero Rojo mine to ship billionth ton of coal

GILLETTE, Wyo. — One of the largest coal mines in the U.S. is about to ship its billionth ton of coal.

July 02, 2014 3:24 pmLoading…
4 in 10 higher risk wells aren't inspected by feds

4 in 10 higher risk wells aren't inspected by feds

NEW CASTLE, Colo. — Four in 10 new oil and gas wells near national forests and fragile watersheds or otherwise identified as higher pollution risks escape federal inspection, unchecked by an agency struggling to keep pace with America’s drilling boom, according to an Associated Press review …

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