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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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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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Industry opposes rail car rules

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Walsh: pass Keystone, remove Obama from cross-border infrastructure decisions

Walsh: pass Keystone, remove Obama from cross-border infrastructure decisions

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.

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Guest opinion: Congress must withstand pressure to export LNG

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.

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North Dakota pipeline rupture spews 75 barrels of crude

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.

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40 Under Forty: Casey Anderson, president/CEO Brara Geo

40 Under Forty: Casey Anderson, president/CEO Brara Geo

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 …

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Workforce training center opens in Rock Springs

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.

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Haulers dealing with North Dakota diesel fuel shortage

FARGO, N.D. — A diesel shortage in the region has resulted in some long days for haulers trying to stock fuel stations.

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No energy companies fined for Wyoming spills in 2013

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Oil and gas companies weren't fined for any spills in Wyoming last year.

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Warning issued about oil shipped from the Bakken oil shale patch

Warning issued about oil shipped from the Bakken oil shale patch

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.

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Wyoming gas prices no longer lowest in region

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.

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Keystone XL pipeline prepares for start-up of southern section

Keystone XL pipeline prepares for start-up of southern section

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.

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Mead plan would speed Wyo. orphan well cleanup

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.

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CHS capitalizes on current oil margins by upgrading infrastructure

CHS capitalizes on current oil margins by upgrading infrastructure

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.

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Wyoming refinery operates normally after fire

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.

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Wyoming Game and Fish, Chesapeake cooperate on grouse

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.

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4 states' attorneys general dispute fracking rules

4 states' attorneys general dispute fracking rules

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.

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