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Niobrara Shale

Wyoming board approves new natural gas flaring policy

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.

February 02, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
A well operates behind Thane Ashenhurst

A well operates behind Thane Ashenhurst

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-…

November 27, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming regulators, industry examine gas flaring rules

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.

October 15, 2011 11:30 pmLoading…

Trinidad Drilling holds grand opening in Casper

CASPER, Wyo. — Trinidad Drilling held a grand opening last week for a new facility in Casper.

October 01, 2011 11:00 pmLoading…
Seismic mapping could jump-start Niobrara drilling

Seismic mapping could jump-start Niobrara drilling

JACKSON, Wyo. — The oil-bearing Niobrara Shale formation that extends into Wyoming from Colorado has experienced a lot of hype, but not much drilling.

September 18, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Industry official optimistic about Niobrara oil play

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.

May 12, 2011 5:48 pmLoading…

Information trickles in on Niobrara oil play

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.

April 28, 2011 11:45 pm Related Loading…

Company plans seismic mapping of Niobrara Shale

WHEATLAND, Wyo. — An unidentified company will begin mapping what lies beneath parts of Goshen and Platte counties next month, a state official said Thursday.

April 28, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Mead outlines energy development vision 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.

April 26, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming officials address Niobrara oil play concerns

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.

April 26, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Japanese firm cuts $270 million Niobrara Shale deal

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.

April 06, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…
Technology drives Niobrara development

Technology drives Niobrara development

CASPER, Wyo. — The oil and natural gas trapped in the Niobrara Shale has been there for a very, very long time.

April 05, 2011 6:30 pmLoading…

Energy powers robust Wyoming recovery

CASPER, Wyo. — The state’s energy industry is powering the Wyoming economy’s bounce back from the Great Recession.

April 02, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…
Drilling into Niobrara Shale

Drilling into Niobrara Shale

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…

March 21, 2011 11:15 pmLoading…
Drilling into Niobrara Shale

Drilling into Niobrara Shale

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.

March 21, 2011 11:15 pmLoading…
Drilling into Niobrara Shale

Drilling into Niobrara Shale

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.

March 21, 2011 11:15 pmLoading…

Panel: China's Niobrara Shale deal part of complex U.S. relationship

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — It's more about greenbacks and less about the Red Menace.

February 24, 2011 11:30 pmLoading…

China closes $1.3 billion Niobrara Shale deal

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.

February 19, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…
Wyoming oil spill hints at Niobrara Shale's potential

Wyoming oil spill hints at Niobrara Shale's potential

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.

October 20, 2010 7:12 pmLoading…
More oil rigs popping up around Cheyenne

More oil rigs popping up around Cheyenne

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.

October 01, 2010 7:59 am Related Loading…

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