Wyoming Oil And Gas Conservation Commission
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.
CASPER, Wyo. — Doubts over High Plains Gas Inc.’s ability to pay a $6.8 million bond grew Thursday after the Sheridan company failed to submit the money a day after it was due.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A landowners’ group is calling on Wyoming oil and gas regulators to strengthen proposed rules to increase the minimum distance between drilling rigs and dwellings.
CASPER, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead said Tuesday he hopes a proposal to increase the buffer between dwellings and oil rigs will prevent an increase in opposition to energy development.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming officials no longer plan to allow an energy company to preview two draft reports on possible causes of groundwater pollution in the Pavillion area before allowing the public to see those documents.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming oil’s slow and steady climb continued through the first half of 2014.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Oil and Gas Supervisor Mark Watson signaled tentative support on Monday for raising bonding requirements on oil-and-gas wells.
To hear Bob Mitchell tell it, coalbed methane is on the cusp of a revival. The industry has been in disarray ever since natural gas prices plummeted several years ago and thousands of wells, which sprouted up across the Powder River Basin during the early 2000s, were abandoned.
CASPER, Wyo. — Eighty percent of the some 4,300 oil and gas wells permitted in Wyoming during the past 12 months are in counties with the lowest level of state air quality protection, according to a Star-Tribune review.
CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted Tuesday to reject a citizens' petition calling for the state to update its rules governing the oil and gas industry.
CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission named Mark Watson the state's next oil-and-gas supervisor on Tuesday, ending a turbulent period atop the state agency charged with regulating the oil-and-gas industry.
CASPER, Wyo. — Earlier this week, the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission posted a message on its website: The agency will no longer verbally approve drilling permits.
CASPER, Wyo. — Work never ceases on Dickau Road, a dirt byway 40 minutes north of Douglas where elk and antelope once made up much of the traffic.
The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted unanimously Monday to accept the resignation of State Oil and Gas Supervisor Grant Black, who had been in the role less than a year.
Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and Chesapeake Energy saw oil output in the Powder River Basin climb during 2013 and production could continue to rise this year, reports released last week show.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming environmental regulators have approved a controversial natural gas processing plant in Douglas, ending a prolonged debate between residents concerned about the facility’s impact on local air quality and those who view it as integral to the future of energy development …
LARAMIE, Wyo. — Oil and gas companies weren't fined for any spills in Wyoming last year.
RIVERTON, Wyo. - State officials said Tuesday two reports in the Pavillion area groundwater investigation would be delayed until early 2014, further angering landowners who have for years complained nearby natural gas operations contaminated their water wells. A third report will likely be d…
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has adopted new rules that require petroleum companies drilling for oil and gas to first test for pollution in nearby water wells.
Environmentalists, landowners and the oil and natural gas industry all had changes to propose for Wyoming’s draft rule for testing nearby groundwater before drilling oil-and-gas wells.