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Without state guidance, natural gas companies address emergency outages

CASPER, Wyo. — Chris Peterson felt the temperature drop in his Glenrock home Nov. 10.

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Doubts over High Plains Gas grow as company fails to post $6.8 million bond

CASPER, Wyo. — Doubts over High Plains Gas Inc.’s ability to pay a $6.8 million bond grew Thursday after the Sheridan company failed to submit the money a day after it was due.

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Substance that gives natural gas its smell spills

HELENA — NorthWestern Energy said a spill of the chemical used to give natural gas its warning smell has created an unpleasant odor near the company's gas-gathering operation near Cut Bank, but it does not present a danger to the public.

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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

Sourcegas restoring natural gas service to Glenrock

GLENROCK, Wyo. — Natural gas service was being restored to the town of Glenrock on Tuesday after a pipeline interruption caused an outage, leaving more than 1,000 people without gas as temperatures dropped to near zero degrees.

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Converse County denies Chesapeake exemption

Converse County denies Chesapeake exemption

CASPER, Wyo. — Converse County recently rejected Chesapeake Energy’s bid to earn a tax exemption for pollution controls on its flaring equipment in a move that state and local officials say could set an important precedent for Wyoming’s growing oil fields.

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Ed Presley's effort to revive High Plains Gas nears key date

Ed Presley's effort to revive High Plains Gas nears key date

SHERIDAN — In late September, seated in his office amid mountains of maps, financial documents and other paperwork, Ed Presley contemplated the future of an industry many have left for dead.

October 27, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Regulations could douse North Dakota gas flares

Regulations could douse North Dakota gas flares

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.

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WellDog's long road to profitability

WellDog's long road to profitability

LARAMIE — Epiphanies come to different people in different places. John Pope’s came in the shower.

October 20, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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Have You Heard: Montana 9th poorest state, study says

A new survey shows that Montanans’ income and individual wealth are not keeping up with the state’s fast economic growth.

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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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$4 billion petrochemical plant planned in N.D.

$4 billion petrochemical plant planned in N.D.

BISMARCK, N.D. — A company announced plans Monday to build a $4 billion manufacturing plant in North Dakota that will convert a byproduct of natural gas processing into an ingredient for making plastic products, representing what Gov. Jack Dalrymple called the largest private investment in s…

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Questar seeks lower gas rates in Wyoming

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — Questar Gas is proposing to cut its natural gas rates in Wyoming by $900,000.

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Engineering firm rides Bakken wave to downtown Billings expansion

Engineering firm rides Bakken wave to downtown Billings expansion

Just two years ago, Anvil Corp. was a sleepy little engineering firm on the Billings West End that focused on design for the oil and gas industry in Yellowstone County.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Jonah Energy

Jonah Energy

Driller Scott MacPhearson runs the control room of the Ensign 157 rig on Sept. 8 in the Jonah Field near Pinedale. Ensign is a contract partner for Jonah Energy, which recently acquired Encana’s natural gas assets in the area.

September 14, 2014 6:46 pm

MDU seeking 5.4 percent increase in natural gas rates for eastern Montana

HELENA — Montana-Dakota Utilities is asking state regulators to approve a 5.4 percent rate increase for its nearly 81,000 natural gas customers in eastern Montana — just eight months after an earlier increase was approved.

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Company finds natural gas in southeastern N.D.

BISMARCK, N.D. — A company exploring for natural gas outside of western North Dakota's oil patch says it has found the resource but is far from determining whether it would be economical to start production.

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Wyoming delays on new air quality rules for Pinedale

Wyoming delays on new air quality rules for Pinedale

CASPER, Wyo. — A state advisory board moved last week to delay recommending a proposed air quality rule for natural gas facilities in the Upper Green River Basin, saying regulators need to consider concerns raised by industry and environmentalists.

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Bakken oil production up, flaring dips

Bakken oil production up, flaring dips

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota oil production ramped up by another 36,000 barrels per day in May, pushing daily production solidly above the 1 million barrel milestone it narrowly eclipsed the previous month.

July 15, 2014 10:36 am Photos

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North Dakota natural gas processing plant gets OK

BISMARCK, N.D. — A natural gas processing plant announced last year by a major natural gas company operating in North Dakota was given the green light by state regulators Thursday.

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