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Oil And Gas Conservation Commission

Methane firm ordered to post $6.8 million in bonds

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming regulators have ordered a Sheridan coalbed methane company to put up $6.8 million in bonds on hundreds of idle wells in the Big Horn Basin.

July 16, 2014 1:40 pmLoading…

Gov. Matt Mead: state needs to 'step up' effort on orphaned wells

CASPER, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead said Tuesday that Wyoming needs to “step up” its efforts to close wells abandoned after the bust of the coalbed methane industry, saying the state had fallen behind in its efforts to plug the wells in recent years.

April 09, 2014 8:00 amLoading…

State to start plugging old methane wells

GILLETTE — As soon as the weather permits, the state will start plugging more than 1,200 orphan wells in Wyoming.

April 06, 2014 9:13 amLoading…

'Personnel matters' on agenda for oil-gas meeting

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The state commissioners who oversee oil and gas development have scheduled a conference call to discuss "personnel matters" and the state oil and gas supervisor says he's unaware of the details.

March 28, 2014 3:50 pmLoading…

Wyoming lawmakers frustrated by lack of orphan well action

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Some Wyoming lawmakers are expressing frustration with the lack of progress by the state Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in addressing thousands of abandoned wells.

September 26, 2013 12:58 pmLoading…

Disclosure of fracking chemicals required

CASPER — Despite industry opposition, state regulators unanimously approved new rules Tuesday requiring oil and gas companies to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.”

June 08, 2010 7:33 pmLoading…

Governor’s take on water pipeline eyed

CASPER - The Legislature's Select Water Committee will discuss Gov. Dave Freudenthal's response to a proposal to build a 560-mile pipeline to move water from the Green River Basin to the Front Range in Casper today.

August 19, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

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