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Wyoming lawmakers back bill to promote coal exports

Wyoming lawmakers back bill to promote coal exports

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming could help finance the construction of a coal export dock in the Pacific Northwest, according to the executive director of the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority.

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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
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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Powder River Basin oil production 101

Powder River Basin oil production 101

CASPER, Wyo. — Oil production in the Powder River Basin is not a new phenomenon. The first well in the basin was drilled in 1889, north of the Salt Creek Field. 

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Oil production around Powder River Basin town is up -- and so is crime

Oil production around Powder River Basin town is up -- and so is crime

Jet, a 9-year-old black Lab with a graying chin, cantered around an SUV pulled over on the side of an Interstate 25 on-ramp outside of Douglas, Wyo.

November 28, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Wyoming pulls High Plains Gas' bonds, adds 3,000 wells to plugging list

Wyoming pulls High Plains Gas' bonds, adds 3,000 wells to plugging list

Wyoming regulators seized High Plains Gas Inc.'s some 3,000 idle coalbed methane wells in the Powder River Basin on Tuesday, in a move that more than doubles the number of abandoned wells the state will need to close.

November 18, 2014 10:50 am Photos

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High Plains Gas headed for showdown with state

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.

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Wyoming coal: tougher sell with U.S.-China climate deal

Wyoming coal: tougher sell with U.S.-China climate deal

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming coal exports will likely suffer as a result of an agreement by the United States and China to cut carbon dioxide emissions, analysts said Wednesday.

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Wyoming makes the pitch for exports in tours to Powder River Basin mine

Wyoming makes the pitch for exports in tours to Powder River Basin mine

GILLETTE — In between the appetizers at Old Chicago, dinner at the Prime Rib Restaurant and Wine Cellar and tourism videos showing deer, elk and antelope grazing on the grasslands of the Powder River Basin, there was coal. Some 100 million tons of it.

November 10, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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WellDog's long road to profitability

WellDog's long road to profitability

LARAMIE — Epiphanies come to different people in different places. John Pope’s came in the shower.

October 20, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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Georgia company opening oilfield waste facility

CASPER, Wyo. — A Georgia company plans to open a facility in the Powder River Basin that will separate water from oil produced by the area's proliferating oil wells.

October 01, 2014 3:00 pm

Green Group Holdings opens $22M oilfield waste facility near Bill

CASPER, Wyo. — A Georgia company will begin accepting oil field waste at a $22 million facility near Bill next month.

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Anschutz marks return to Wyoming with purchase of Barrett acreage

CASPER, Wyo. — The Anschutz Corp. is coming back to Wyoming to look for oil.

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Oil production in the Powder River Basin more than doubles in five years

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.

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Rain, rail congestion cut into coal output

CASPER, Wyo. — Cloud Peak Energy lowered its production estimates for this year on Tuesday, citing August rains and congested rail service.

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Cloud Peak taking more active role in coal debate: ‘We want it to be a factual discussion’

Cloud Peak taking more active role in coal debate: ‘We want it to be a factual discussion’

DECKER — The 300-foot dragline juts into southern Montana skyline like an industrial tower, a titan among giant equipment at Cloud Peak Energy’s Spring Creek Mine.

August 31, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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BLM: Backhoe nicked pipe at Wyoming oil spill spot

BLM: Backhoe nicked pipe at Wyoming oil spill spot

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A 25,000-gallon oil spill in the Powder River Basin occurred after a backhoe nicked a 6-inch underground pipeline and, over time, corrosion turned the minor damage into an oil-spewing hole, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management said Tuesday.

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Oregon agency rejects Columbia River terminal for shipping Powder River Basin coal

Oregon agency rejects Columbia River terminal for shipping Powder River Basin coal

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon state regulators rejected a proposal for a coal terminal on the Columbia River that would be a conduit for exporting millions of tons of American coal a year to Asia.

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Cloud Peak Energy posts $2.1 million loss

Cloud Peak Energy posts $2.1 million loss

GILLETTE, Wyo.  — Cloud Peak Energy, which operates only in the Powder River Basin, has posted a $2.1 million loss in the second quarter of 2014, compared to a $4.1 million gain for the same period last year.

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Arch Coal and Cloud Peak report second-quarter losses

CASPER, Wyo. — Coal’s blues continue.

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