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Government unloads scandal-ridden Teapot Dome oil field for $45M

Government unloads scandal-ridden Teapot Dome oil field for $45M

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.

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Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline

Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline

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.

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Yellowstone oil spills fuel arguments over Keystone line

Yellowstone oil spills fuel arguments over Keystone line

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.

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Breached pipeline is exposed on Yellowstone River bed

Breached pipeline is exposed on Yellowstone River bed

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.

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Dickinson refinery costing more than expected due to delays

Dickinson refinery costing more than expected due to delays

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.

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Report: Wyoming companies flared $11M worth of natural gas

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.

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Wyoming Legislature convenes amid financial uncertainty

Wyoming Legislature convenes amid financial uncertainty

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.

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With low oil, gasoline prices, is Keystone still necessary?

With low oil, gasoline prices, is Keystone still necessary?

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.

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Meeting in Cheyenne as region's oil drilling picks up

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.

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How oil's decline could spatter North Dakota

How oil's decline could spatter North Dakota

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.

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Obama: Keystone offers little benefit to consumers

Obama: Keystone offers little benefit to consumers

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.

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PacifiCorp Energy pleads guilty in Wyoming bird deaths

PacifiCorp Energy pleads guilty in Wyoming bird deaths

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.

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$500K in scholarships offered to manufacturing and energy students

$500K in scholarships offered to manufacturing and energy students

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.

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Feds to boost mine blasting emissions rules

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.

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MSHA issues report on June mine fatal

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.

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State takes comment on Otter Creek coal application

State takes comment on Otter Creek coal application

State regulators are taking public comment on a revised application for a major coal mine near the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation.

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Bakken employers struggle to stay staffed

Bakken employers struggle to stay staffed

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.

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Oil companies settle complaint for $1.2 million

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.

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Plunging crude oil prices hammer energy companies

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.

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Report: Sage grouse need 3-mile buffer from drilling

Report: Sage grouse need 3-mile buffer from drilling

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.

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