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Wyoming's Year in News Photos

Wyoming's Year in News Photos

Justin Yoder, a welder for a coal dragline manufacturer, stands for a portrait outside a truck stop on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in Wright. (Ryan Dorgan, Star-Tribune)

December 17, 2014 6:09 pm
Wyoming's Year in News Photos

Wyoming's Year in News Photos

An access road and active drill pad are seen just south of Highway 387 on Thursday, June 26, 2014, from a LightHawk flight over Campbell County, Wyo. (Ryan Dorgan, Star-Tribune)

December 17, 2014 6:09 pm
Belfry oil development halted

Belfry oil development halted

An oil drilling project once considered a harbinger of a Bakken-like boom in the Beartooths has tapped out.

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Could Wyoming's oil boom be over before it started?

Could Wyoming's oil boom be over before it started?

CASPER, Wyo. — Plunging oil prices are prompting companies to shelve expansion plans in the Cowboy State, raising doubts over the future of Wyoming’s fledgling oil boom.

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Billings land deal falls through for refinery developer

Billings apparently no longer figures into an Arizona company’s plans for developing up to five refineries designed to produce diesel fuel from Bakken crude oil.

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With oil now plentiful, experts debate need for Strategic Oil Reserve

WASHINGTON — America’s newly abundant onshore energy supplies are rekindling debate over whether there is too much crude oil, or the right kind, held in the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

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Danger ahead: Oil field traffic makes for perilous driving on Wyoming highway

Danger ahead: Oil field traffic makes for perilous driving on Wyoming highway

CASPER, Wyo. — Several months ago, three students went to board a school bus on state Highway 59 south of Bill. It was early morning, dark and windy. The children were wearing hoods to protect themselves from the weather. They did not see the truck steaming in their direction.

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Wright: A coal town awash in oil

Wright: A coal town awash in oil

WRIGHT, Wyo. — On some days, Samuel Rodriguez plays owner, mechanic and receptionist at R and B Tire on the outskirts of Wright. Cars jam his parking lot and line the street despite a larger building and parking lot he bought several years ago to accommodate more customers.

November 30, 2014 2:00 pm Photos

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Wyoming energy boom

Wyoming energy boom

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Williston sells wastewater to oil company for use in fracturing

WILLISTON, N.D. — The Williston City Commission approved a contract for the city’s wastewater to be sold to Oasis Petroleum for use as hydraulic fracturing water.

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Billings no longer part of energy company's plans for developing Bakken refineries

Billings no longer part of energy company's plans for developing Bakken refineries

Billings apparently no longer figures into an Arizona company’s plans for developing up to five refineries designed to produce diesel fuel from Bakken crude oil.

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Feds: Colorado oilman failed to report production

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Colorado oilman who once filed scores of lawsuits against energy companies claiming that they all had underreported natural gas production on federal lands now faces a civil penalty of his own from the federal government alleging he failed to report gas production.

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North Dakota tribe to drill its own oil wells

WILLISTON, N.D. — The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation is planning to drill the first tribe-owned oil wells on its North Dakota reservation next year.

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N.D. awards schools, airports oil-impact grants

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota's Land Board has awarded $5 million in grants to schools and airports in the state's oil-producing region.

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Converse County denies Chesapeake exemption

Converse County denies Chesapeake exemption

CASPER, Wyo. — Converse County recently rejected Chesapeake Energy’s bid to earn a tax exemption for pollution controls on its flaring equipment in a move that state and local officials say could set an important precedent for Wyoming’s growing oil fields.

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Flaring

Flaring

Flares burn at a well site Oct. 21 in Converse County near Douglas. Converse County rejected a request from Chesapeake Energy for a tax exemption on flaring equipment pollution controls.

October 27, 2014 6:14 pm

Poll: Most think oil counties don't get enough funding

DICKINSON, N.D. — The majority of North Dakotans, regardless of location or political leaning, think oil-producing counties do not receive enough state oil impact funding to meet their needs, or are unsure, according to a new poll.

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N.D. produced a record 35 million barrels of oil in August

N.D. produced a record 35 million barrels of oil in August

WILLISTON, N.D. — North Dakota produced a record 35 million barrels of oil in August, according to figures released Wednesday by the state’s Industrial Commission.

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Environmentalists press Oil and Gas officials for more public information

Environmentalists press Oil and Gas officials for more public information

Calling oil and gas information from Montana too hard to come by and not very useful, environmentalists pressed the Board of Oil and Gas for more transparency Wednesday.

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Company files record-breaking number of drilling applications

CASPER, Wyo. — A Houston oil company filed about 200 drilling applications in Laramie County during the last two weeks, a significant spike signaling rising competition among the companies seeking to unlock the area’s rich reserves.

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