Powder River Basin
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.
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.
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.
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.
CASPER, Wyo. — Coal’s blues continue.
When a company wants to dig for coal in Wyoming, it pays a one-time competitive fee to help its bid stand out from what is usually a crowd of companies vying for the right to mine.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming oil’s slow and steady climb continued through the first half of 2014.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The owner of a pipeline that sprung a leak and spilled 25,000 gallons of crude oil that flowed more than two miles down a gulley in the Powder River Basin said Friday that internal corrosion was to blame.
A coalition of environmentalists and landowners is calling on the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to rewrite its proposed management plan for federal lands around Buffalo, arguing that the current draft would roll back protections aimed at preventing oil and gas development on areas unsuitabl…
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Oil and Gas Supervisor Mark Watson signaled tentative support on Monday for raising bonding requirements on oil-and-gas wells.
Like most “major” announcements coming out of Washington, D.C., the new rules on carbon dioxide emissions are more smoke than fire.
CASPER, Wyo. — A contractor died at North Antelope Rochelle Mine in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming this morning, Peabody Energy officials said Wednesday.
SHERIDAN, Wyo. — Approximately 600 barrels of crude oil were spilled last week in the Powder River Basin after a leak sprang in a line owned by Belle Fourche Pipeline. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality issued a burn permit for the cleanup because the spill occurred on land wher…
CASPER, Wyo. — Powder River Basin coal companies face a paradox: Demand for their product is on the rise. Now, if they could only get it to their customers.
Powder River Basin coal companies face a paradox: Demand for their product is on the rise. Now, if they could only get it to their customers.
GILLETTE, Wyo. — The Mine Safety and Health Administration says a coal mine fatality in the Powder River Basin could have been prevented with proper maintenance of a power shovel and by sticking to safety training for moving shovels.
In one of the coldest winters in recent memory, the heating plant at the University of North Dakota was running out of coal.
CASPER, Wyo. — Stuck in the doldrums for much of the past two years, the coal industry may now have some wind at its back.
Rail cars are loaded with an average of 121 tons of coal each on their way out of Cloud Peak Energy's Antelope Mine north of Douglas. The mine is the country's fourth-largest coal mine, shipping 34.3 million tons of coal in 2012.
CASPER, Wyo. — Oil-and-gas operations might be pushed farther from homes, schools and other residential buildings under a rule change being considered by Wyoming regulators.