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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.

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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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Amid coal uncertainty, school construction funds projected to waver

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.

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Wyoming oil production steady through July

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming oil’s slow and steady climb continued through the first half of 2014.

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Company: Corrosion caused Wyoming oil pipe spill

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.

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Environmentalists call for 'do-over' on management plan

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…

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Wyoming could boost bonding for oil and gas wells

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Oil and Gas Supervisor Mark Watson signaled tentative support on Monday for raising bonding requirements on oil-and-gas wells.

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