The Bakken oil boom and skyrocketing farm commodity prices kept the Billings economy chugging through the recession, and still economic developers believe its train has yet to come in.
If you’ve been caught off guard by the shale energy revolution, you’re not alone. Surging U.S. natural gas production and booming oil production from shale formations have given even mighty OPEC whiplash. U.S. imports of oil have dropped dramatically – they’re at their lowest point in more t…
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Seven conservation groups have notified the Bureau of Land Management they plan to sue the agency for making more than 1,200 square miles available for potential oil shale and tar sands leasing in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming.
CASPER, Wyo. — The federal government's new rules controlling oil shale development are drawing mixed reviews in Wyoming.
DENVER — Federal officials are looking at options for setting royalties for commercial oil shale development, including implementing sliding-scale royalties or giving the interior secretary authority to set a higher rate than a 12.5 percent minimum rate if it's deemed appropriate.
CASPER, Wyo. -- A Wyoming conservation group is one of three organizations opposing a federal Bureau of Land Management decision to open federal lands to oil shale research and development.
SALT LAKE CITY — The U.S. Department of the Interior scaled back a Bush administration plan Friday to lease Western rangelands for development of oil shale and tar sands, the unconventional sources of oil found in pockets of the Rocky Mountains.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Gov. Matt Mead has told the U.S. Bureau of Land Management that he disagrees with the agency's proposal to reduce the amount of land in the state available to possible oil shale research and demonstration projects by placing sage grouse areas as well as potential wilderness…
SALT LAKE CITY — The federal government is closing a public comment period on plans for oil shale development that have sharply cut public lands available for research and development projects.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday unveiled new procedures to speed up drilling on public lands, an area where Republicans and the oil industry have pressed the administration to do more to boost oil production and help drive down gasoline prices.
DENVER — The federal government’s new plan for oil shale development on public lands would keep activity off thousands of acres of environmentally sensitive areas, with new leases initially being issued strictly for research on how to commercially produce oil from oil shale in Utah, Wyoming …
CHEYENNE - The U.S Bureau of Land Management on Thursday brought to Cheyenne its roadshow seeking public comment as it reconsiders a Bush administration oil shale development plan.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Bureau of Land Management is holding a public meeting on oil shale in Cheyenne on Thursday.
DENVER — The Bureau of Land Management is taking its public meetings on oil shale to Colorado, as the Interior Department takes a fresh look at an oil shale plan released by the Bush administration.
LINCOLN, Neb. - Oil and gas leases over the Niobrara shale formation in western Nebraska are in high demand.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Laramie County is seeing a boom in permits being issued for oversized trucks, just as interest in oil shale in the Niobrara formation is growing.
DENVER — Nominations for three more leases of federal land in Colorado and Utah for oil shale research are advancing for more review, the Bureau of Land Management said Wednesday.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - A federal judge has grudgingly granted the federal government a ninth delay in responding to lawsuits challenging a plan to open nearly 2 million acres of public land in Wyoming, Utah and Colorado to oil shale development.
GOLDEN, Colo. - Efforts to mine oil from rock are ongoing in Wyoming, Colorado and Utah, speakers at a symposium said Tuesday, the same day Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said in Salt Lake City that he would cut the size of new oil shale leases.