CASPER Wyo. — Almost a century after it was involved in a scandal that rocked a presidency, the infamous Teapot Dome, located about 35 miles outside Casper, has a new owner.
WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many battles with the White House over energy and the environment.
Oil pipeline accidents have become increasingly frequent in the U.S. as Congress presses the Obama administration to approve the Keystone XL pipeline — a project that would pass near the spot where 30,000 gallons of crude spilled into Montana's Yellowstone River earlier this month.
GLENDIVE — Sonar indicates part of an underground pipeline that spilled almost 40,000 gallons of oil into Montana’s Yellowstone River and fouled a local water supply is exposed on the riverbed.
DICKINSON, N.D. — The cost of a new oil refinery near Dickinson is rising due to delays in getting the facility up to full production.
CASPER, Wyo. — A newspaper reports Wyoming energy companies flared enough natural gas through the first 10 months of 2014 to fuel the Cheyenne Prairie Generating Station for 130 days.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The incoming leaders of the Wyoming Legislature say they intend to keep a close eye on factors affecting the state’s financial future as they preside over the general session that opens Tuesday.
WASHINGTON — A 50-percent plunge in the price of crude oil, resulting from abundant global oil supplies, and cheaper gasoline at the pump raise critical questions about whether the Keystone XL oil pipeline is still needed or even makes financial sense.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — People worried about booming oil development in the Cheyenne area will get a chance to air their concerns with state regulators and oil industry officials.
BISMARCK, N.D. — The abrupt decline in oil prices stands to be bad news in North Dakota, a state that has reaped billions in tax revenue as new drilling techniques made it the second-leading producer in the U.S. behind Texas. But a lot of factors will determine how great that impact is.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama downplayed the benefits of building the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada. He said it would not lower gasoline prices and argued more jobs would be created by repairing America's infrastructure.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wind farm operator PacifiCorp Energy will pay $2.5 million in fines after pleading guilty Friday to charges related to the deaths of protected birds in Wyoming.
HELENA — The Gianforte Family Foundation announced on Thursday $500,000 worth of scholarships for students who enroll in manufacturing and energy industry programs at two-year colleges in Montana.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The federal agency in charge of environmental protection at surface mines including Wyoming's huge open-pit coal mines has agreed to work toward regulating the toxic chemicals that sometimes get ejected into the air during blasting.
GILLETTE, Wyo. — Investigators say a haul truck driver who died at Cloud Peak Energy's Spring Creek mine last June was not wearing a seat belt when he drove through a berm into a spoil pit.
State regulators are taking public comment on a revised application for a major coal mine near the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation.
WILLISTON, N.D. — The advertisements in bar bathrooms across the oil patch aren’t likely to hawk drink specials or upcoming events. Rather, the space is generally reserved for want ads for jobs that pay almost $20 an hour.
CASPER, Wyo. — Three oil field service companies have agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle a complaint filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging that some employees were subjected to ethnic slurs.
NEW YORK — A decision by OPEC last week to maintain current levels of oil production is hammering major energy companies in the U.S. and abroad.
A government report with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says the breeding grounds of a struggling bird species need a 3-mile or larger buffer from oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects.