CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming’s top elected officials on Thursday unanimously agreed that oil and gas operators need an additional state sign-off before flaring, or burning off, natural gas vented from industry wells on state-owned land.
A well operates behind Thane Ashenhurst, left, and his father, Larry Ashenhurst, on their land outside Wheatland as they tell their story to an off-camera interviewer in this frame from a University of Wyoming Television recording. Both men were interviewed by Leslie Waggener of the Laramie-…
CASPER, Wyo. — As operators search for oil in Wyoming's shale formations, some state officials are concerned the state might not get its share of the value of natural gas that is burned off, or flared, from new wells.
CASPER, Wyo. — Trinidad Drilling held a grand opening last week for a new facility in Casper.
JACKSON, Wyo. — The oil-bearing Niobrara Shale formation that extends into Wyoming from Colorado has experienced a lot of hype, but not much drilling.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Most of the oil companies drilling in the Niobrara Shale oil play are still in the earliest stages of exploration, a spokesman for Chesapeake Energy said Tuesday.
WHEATLAND, Wyo. — Representatives of two energy companies drilling into the Niobrara Shale in southeast Wyoming say they’re optimistic about the emerging oil play, where growing numbers of rigs are generating productive wells.
WHEATLAND, Wyo. — An unidentified company will begin mapping what lies beneath parts of Goshen and Platte counties next month, a state official said Thursday.
CASPER, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead will outline his energy development vision for Wyoming in a keynote address at a conference in Wheatland on Thursday.
DOUGLAS, Wyo. — If you buried a refrigerator thousands of feet underground and could explain where it was, today’s oil and gas well drillers could punch their drill bit right into your freezer.
CASPER, Wyo. — A Japanese firm is taking its first steps into the U.S. oil shale boom, and it’s starting in the Niobrara Shale.
CASPER, Wyo. — The oil and natural gas trapped in the Niobrara Shale has been there for a very, very long time.
CASPER, Wyo. — The state’s energy industry is powering the Wyoming economy’s bounce back from the Great Recession.
Workers lower stands into the well as they drill into the Niobrara Shale for gas on a rig outside of Douglas recently. The Environmental Protection Agency might use the oil and gas development in the Laramie County portion of the Niobrara Shale as a case study for how hydraulic fracturing af…
Workers lower stands into the well as they drill into the Niobrara Shale for gas on a rig outside of Douglas recently. An Australian company plans to drill for oil in the Niobrara Shale formation later this year.
Workers lower stands into the well as they drill into the Niobrara Shale for gas on a rig outside of Douglas recently. Conservation groups plan to sue the Bureau of Land Management for making more than 1,200 square miles available for potential oil shale and tar sands development.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — It's more about greenbacks and less about the Red Menace.
CASPER, Wyo. — A Chinese state-owned company has closed a $1.3 billion deal with a U.S.-based firm to cooperate in the oil and natural gas plays of the Niobrara Shale and Powder River Basin.
CHEYENNE, Wyo.— Word is out that a well in southeast Wyoming has tapped oil from the Niobrara Shale — not from a company news release or government records, but from 15 acres of ranch land blackened by an oil spill.
CHEYENNE, Wyo — More oil rigs are popping up around Cheyenne and some new wells 50 miles north of town might already be producing oil from the Niobrara Shale.