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Danielle Hughes, Billlings refinery IT site lead, Phillips 66

Danielle Hughes, Billlings refinery IT site lead, Phillips 66

Growing up, Danielle Hughes first learned about computers by playing games on her family’s Commodore 64.

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Baker Huges

Baker Huges

Casper’s Baker Hughes building is seen on Tuesday. The oil field services company announced it would be laying off about 7,000 workers due to the drop in price of crude oil.

January 20, 2015 5:14 pm
Oil Boom in Wright, Wyo.

Oil Boom in Wright, Wyo.

A drilling rig is silhouetted against the setting sun Oct. 28 outside Wright, Wyo.

January 16, 2015 5:12 pm
Natural resources in Montana: Still the Treasure State

Natural resources in Montana: Still the Treasure State

BUTTE — While accounting for about only 3 percent of the Montana’s employers, agriculture, forestry and mining industries make up 12.5 percent of the state’s gross domestic product and almost 10 percent of work earnings.

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Wyoming's Year in News Photos

Wyoming's Year in News Photos

Justin Yoder, a welder for a coal dragline manufacturer, stands for a portrait outside a truck stop on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in Wright. (Ryan Dorgan, Star-Tribune)

December 17, 2014 6:09 pm
Jonah Energy

Jonah Energy

Cesar Diaz demonstrates his routine of daily walk-through maintenance checks with an infrared camera at a central delivery point of a natural gas operation Tuesday at the Jonah Field south of Pinedale. Jonah Energy has recently employed the use of infrared cameras, which help operators see o…

December 13, 2014 3:13 pm

Guest opinion: Proposed EPA rules come with hefty price tag for Montana

What would an additional $500 in energy expenses do to your household’s annual budget? Cause you to miss a car payment? Is it a month’s rent or mortgage? The amount of a few little “luxuries” like cable TV or a tablet computer for your kids?

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From the Editor: Lower gas prices please consumers, but producers face challenges

With the holidays at hand, consumers are feeling a little more flush now that gas prices have dipped below $3 a gallon.

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Billings land deal falls through for refinery developer

Billings apparently no longer figures into an Arizona company’s plans for developing up to five refineries designed to produce diesel fuel from Bakken crude oil.

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Wyoming energy boom

Wyoming energy boom

November 30, 2014 1:00 pm Photos

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Guest opinion: Local Energy Investment Act would empower Montanans

Our proposition is simple: businesses and residents should have more opportunities to produce their own energy, and get credit for it from their utility.

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High Plains Gas

High Plains Gas

Ed Presley, CEO of High Plains Gas Inc., points out coal-bed methane well sites on Sept. 30 at his company’s office in Sheridan. Presley plans to revive CBM wells across the Powder River Basin, many of which were abandoned after natural gas prices plummeted several years ago.

November 11, 2014 5:58 pm
Blackfeet urge government to cancel energy leases

Blackfeet urge government to cancel energy leases

HELENA — Blackfoot tribal leaders from Montana and Canada are calling on the U.S. government to cancel oil and gas leases on land near Glacier National Park that is considered sacred to them.

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Company considers oil refinery at Devils Lake

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — A Canada-based energy company is considering building an oil refinery at Devils Lake.

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Gas Natural sells its Wyoming Energy West assets

CODY, Wyo. — Energy West Inc. is selling its subsidiary, Energy West Wyoming Inc. to Black Hills Corp. for $17 million.

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Renewable energy plan hinges on huge Utah caverns

Renewable energy plan hinges on huge Utah caverns

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A proposal to export twice as much Wyoming wind power to Los Angeles as the amount of electricity generated by the Hoover Dam includes an engineering feat even more massive than that famous structure: Four chambers, each approaching the size of the Empire State Building, wou…

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Oil industry advocate says innovation is key to keeping industry healthy

Oil industry advocate says innovation is key to keeping industry healthy

Alex Epstein says he’s not too worried about running out of oil. But he sometimes worries that the industry won’t always have the freedom to develop it.

August 27, 2014 4:33 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Just like the good ol' days of campaigning

Gazette opinion: Just like the good ol' days of campaigning

It sounds a bit odd to get sentimental about policy.

August 20, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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County officials roll out welcome mat for proposed Bakken refinery

County officials roll out welcome mat for proposed Bakken refinery

Yellowstone county officials are rolling out the welcome mat for the developers of a proposed $500 million oil refinery being considered for the Billings area.

August 19, 2014 12:06 pm Photos

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Official: Planned wind farm OK without tax credit

Official: Planned wind farm OK without tax credit

CASPER, Wyo. — The head of the company planning to build 1,000 turbines in Carbon County says the project will proceed with or without federal tax incentives.

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