Random testing of shallow groundwater in the Northern Plains oil patch found no early evidence of contamination from an energy boom that’s already seen more than 8,500 wells drilled, federal scientists said Monday.
Vehicles burning gasoline refined from crude oil is already one of the world's biggest sources of carbon dioxide emissions, and one of the United States' largest sources of crude oil is the Bakken shale in North Dakota.
LARAMIE — Epiphanies come to different people in different places. John Pope’s came in the shower.
WASHINGTON — The White House announced a wide-ranging plan Friday aimed at cutting methane emissions from oil and gas drilling, landfills and other sources, part of President Barack Obama's strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming.
CASPER, Wyo. — Executives of bankrupt methane farming company Luca Technologies Inc. sent a letter to Gov. Matt Mead and other state officials saying they are $1.9 million short in bonding of their wells but have a plan to plug them that involves selling a natural gas gathering system subsid…
GILLETTE, Wyo. — State and local officials say they are trying to recover more than $700,000 in taxes from a bankrupt company that sought to use microbes to extract a renewable supply of natural gas from northeast Wyoming’s Powder River Basin.
A federal judge will decide if almost 80,000 acres of oil and gas leases in Montana should be canceled after environmentalists sued over climate change worries.
JACKSON, Wyo. — Wyoming’s Office of State Lands and Investments could begin pulling coalbed methane permits soon in an attempt to force producers to restart a mass of nonproducing wells in the Powder River Basin.
ROCK SPRINGS — Solvay Chemicals has installed a methane recovery facility at its trona mine in Sweetwater County.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — With new air quality regulations looming for the Pinedale region, Bureau of Land Management officials are hoping they won’t have to start tracking emissions from an often-overlooked source: local livestock.
GILLETTE — Federal land managers have rejected an application by a Colorado company to use bacteria to produce methane from northeast Wyoming coal beds.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Ozone-forming air pollution measured along the Colorado Front Range by scientists is up to twice the amount that government regulators have calculated should exist, according to a new study.
CASPER, Wyo. — A Colorado company seeking approval from federal and state agencies for methane farming in the Powder River Basin must still deal with concerns from the coal industry and a landowners group.
CHEYENNE — A Colorado company expects to get regulatory approval soon so it can begin to exploit bacteria to revive hundreds of tapped-out gas wells in northeast Wyoming.
CASPER, Wyo. — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says high levels of methane, benzene and chemicals found in two Wyoming water monitoring wells are “of concern” and said hydraulic fracturing may be responsible.
BOZEMAN -- Talk to the people of Broadus, and you'll hear lots of fond stories about Elliott Barnhart, the native son who played football for Montana State University from 2004 to 2007.
CASPER, Wyo. — Denbury Resources Inc. will pay $191 million to Cimarex Energy Co. for the Riley Ridge methane and helium plant under construction south of Big Piney, as well as some adjoining mineral interests.
CHEYENNE - The public is getting a chance to weigh in on proposed rules for the nascent methane farming industry in Wyoming.
GILLETTE, Wyo. — Three energy companies accused of injecting chemicals into Powder River Basin coal seams without a permit may face fines and penalties after a hearing in Casper.
RAWLINS, Wyo. — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on plans to drill 48 coal-bed methane wells southwest of Rawlins.