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Wyoming Oil And Gas Conservation Commission

Group: State should increase drilling setbacks

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.

September 16, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
Mead wants to avoid 'overreaction' on drilling setbacks

Mead wants to avoid 'overreaction' on drilling setbacks

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.

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No sneak peek for company, EPA, at Wyoming reports

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.

July 25, 2014 2:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming oil production steady through July

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

July 22, 2014 8:30 amLoading…

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.

June 17, 2014 8:00 amLoading…

High Plains Gas working to restart coalbed methane production

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.

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State air quality regulations lag in areas with new oil development

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.

May 25, 2014 5:39 pmLoading…

Wyoming oil, gas commission rejects petition on industry rules as unnecessary

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.

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Mark Watson named Wyoming's next oil-and-gas supervisor

Mark Watson named Wyoming's next oil-and-gas supervisor

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.

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Oil and gas commission stops approving drilling permits verbally

Oil and gas commission stops approving drilling permits verbally

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.

May 02, 2014 11:02 am Photos

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Some Wyoming landowners worry about their future amid new oil development

Some Wyoming landowners worry about their future amid new oil development

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.

April 06, 2014 10:57 am Photos

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Grant Black abruptly steps down as Wyoming oil and gas supervisor

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.

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Powder River Basin oil production grows

Powder River Basin oil production grows

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.

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Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality approves controversial gas plant in Douglas

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 …

January 07, 2014 8:00 amLoading…

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.

January 03, 2014 8:49 amLoading…

Delays on long-awaited reports for Pavillion-area groundwater angers landowners

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…

December 18, 2013 12:16 pmLoading…

Wyoming now requires water tests before oil, gas wells

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.

November 12, 2013 4:25 pmLoading…

Environmentalists, industry propose changes to Wyoming water-testing rule

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.

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State commissioners chide company on oil well flaring

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission approved Chesapeake Energy Corp.’s request to continue burning off natural gas from five oil wells near Douglas — after first chiding the company for not building a pipeline to transport the natural gas to market.

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Commission takes up baseline water testing rule

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has started the formal rulemaking process to establish baseline water testing in the state.

July 18, 2013 12:03 pmLoading…

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