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.
Industry opposes rail car rules
U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., is calling on Congress to approve the Keystone XL pipeline and take future decisions about cross-border infrastructure projects out of the president's hands.
Exec says pipeline will help
The Ukraine-Russia crisis has Congress and the Obama Administration rushing to consider monumental changes to accelerate exports of natural gas that will permanently and negatively impact the energy landscape for natural gas domestically, due to OPEC-linked liquid natural gas prices.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Tesoro Corp. says an excavator struck an oil pipeline in western North Dakota, spilling about 75 barrels of crude, or about 3,150 gallons.
Finding oil in the Bakken oil play has been compared to hitting a bull’s-eye from 1,000 yards away. You have to drill 10,000 feet below the surface and at some point turn the bit 90 degrees, steering it to a horizontal plane until it hits an oil-bearing formation somewhere between 10 and 20 …
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — Western Wyoming Community College officials say a new workforce training center will help to educate workers for the petroleum and mining industries.
FARGO, N.D. — A diesel shortage in the region has resulted in some long days for haulers trying to stock fuel stations.
LARAMIE, Wyo. — Oil and gas companies weren't fined for any spills in Wyoming last year.
Following a string of explosive accidents, federal officials say crude oil being shipped by rail from the Northern Plains across the U.S. and Canada may be more flammable than traditional forms of oil.
CASPER, Wyo. — 10-cent hike to Wyoming’s fuel tax has narrowed the gap between Wyoming’s gas prices and prices in neighboring states, according to the state’s most recent gas price data.
About 3 million barrels of crude are being loaded into the southern section of the Keystone XL pipeline as operators prepare to start operations next month, even as environmental critics continue to assail the safety of the project and lament legal setbacks that allowed the project to move forward.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming governor's office has come out with a plan to plug and reclaim as many as 4,400 abandoned oil and gas wells over the next four to seven years.
After years of discount rates on Canadian crude, Billings refineries may see a price change in the tide of oil as the supply bottleneck eases.
Sinclair Wyoming Refinery continues to operate at normal rates despite an explosion and fire that occurred there last week, the company said in a statement released Monday.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — As Wyoming's oil boom continues to encroach on areas populated by sage grouse, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has been working with a petroleum company to develop a plan to guide oil drilling in a vast area of state-designated sage grouse habitat in east-central Wyoming.
HELENA — Attorney General Tim Fox said Thursday that Montana is joining Alabama, Alaska and Oklahoma in protesting Bureau of Land Management plans to regulate hydraulic fracturing on federal land.
HELENA — President Barack Obama’s comments Tuesday on the future of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline gave hope to both pipeline supporters and opponents — or, depending on how you look at it, didn’t clear up anything.