Oil And Gas
WILLISTON, N.D. — Hess Corp., one of North Dakota’s largest oil and gas producers, will cut spending and operate fewer rigs in the Bakken this year, but plans to drill almost as many wells as last year.
CASPER, Wyo. — A newspaper reports Wyoming energy companies flared enough natural gas through the first 10 months of 2014 to fuel the Cheyenne Prairie Generating Station for 130 days.
CASPER, Wyo. — Congress approved a little-noticed provision aimed at streamlining oil and gas permits on federal land as part of a $585 billion defense spending bill on Friday.
CASPER, Wyo. — American crude fell below $60 a barrel Thursday for the first time since 2009, raising the prospects of layoffs in Wyoming’s oil patch as companies rush to cut costs.
PINEDALE, Wyo. — In a precedent-setting move, a state advisory panel on Wednesday unanimously recommended a new rule aimed at curtailing ozone pollution in western Wyoming.
SARATOGA, Wyo.— Efforts to conserve a struggling species of grouse that ranges across the Western U.S. are having far-reaching effects on the region's energy industry as the Obama administration decides whether the bird needs more protections.
With the holidays at hand, consumers are feeling a little more flush now that gas prices have dipped below $3 a gallon.
CASPER, Wyo. — Robin Aquilia began feeling a dull pressure between her eyes this summer, about the time flickering flares from oil rigs, new wells and a nearby gas plant appeared on the horizon near her home northeast of Cheyenne.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming regulators seized some 2,300 idle coalbed methane wells from High Plains Gas Inc. on Tuesday, in a move that almost doubles the number of abandoned wells the state will need to close.
WASHINGTON — Republican leaders promised Tuesday to take up and pass a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline next year if the Senate fails to advance the measure this fall, or President Barack Obama vetoes it.
CASPER, Wyo. — High Plains Gas Inc. is headed for a high-stakes meeting with Wyoming regulators today after failing Monday to post a $6.8 million bond to cover the company’s 3,000 idle coalbed methane wells in the Powder River Basin.
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.
CASPER, Wyo. — High Plains Gas Inc. did not post a $6.8 million bond with Wyoming regulators on Wednesday, but state officials said a filing appeared imminent and signaled they would give the company several more days to submit the money.
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — A Canada-based energy company is considering building an oil refinery at Devils Lake.
CASPER, Wyo. — Oil development in Laramie County is "devastating to the quality of life of residents who live within eye and earshot" of nearby drilling rigs, a high-ranking state health official wrote in a recent letter to local officials.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming’s drilling fleet has grown 25 percent since June, with the state adding two more rigs last week to bring the total number to 62.
CASPER, Wyo. — Oil production in the Powder River Basin more than doubled during the past five years, the U.S. Energy Information Agency reported Monday, confirming a trend many observers had long suspected.
Before the Bakken. Before America's oil and gas revolution. Before fracking was a buzzword. Before all that, there was the Jonah.
WILLISTON, N.D. — The latest figures available show North Dakota's daily oil production reached more than 1.1 million barrels in July, a record high, state regulators announced Friday.
DICKINSON, N.D. — Construction of an oil refinery near Dickinson is about three-fourths complete, and most of the jobs that will be created there have already been filled.