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CASPER, Wyo. — A record year at the North Antelope Rochelle coal mine was not enough to propel Peabody Energy into the black in 2014, as the world’s largest private coal company reported a $787 million loss for the year.
CASPER, Wyo. — A legal settlement reached by environmental groups, Wyoming regulators and the oil services giant Halliburton will make it harder for companies to withhold information from the public about the chemicals used in fracking.
CASPER, Wyo. — Loyd Drain, the executive director of the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority, announced that he will step down from his post in July.
CASPER, Wyo. — In recent years, as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rolled out plans to regulate carbon dioxide, ozone and water, reactions in Wyoming fell into a predictable pattern.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming coal production increased by 2 percent in 2014, according to federal statistics, reversing four years of declining output in the country’s top coal-producing state.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming braced for another round of oil patch layoffs Tuesday, as the oil services giant Baker Hughes announced plans to cut 7,000 jobs companywide.
CASPER, Wyo. — This was the week low oil prices hit home. The world’s largest oil field service company slashed 9,000 jobs, Wyoming’s January rig count fell below 2011 levels and state budget analysts predicted prices would remain under $65 for the next five years.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming politicians expressed confidence this week in the state’s finances, saying robust saving in recent years will help buffer public coffers against a more than 50 percent drop in the price of oil and a projected budget shortfall.
CASPER, Wyo. — Uranerz Energy Corp., a Casper-based uranium mining company, is merging with Denver's Energy Fuels Inc.
CASPER, Wyo. — A recent request by the Lummi Nation to halt a federal permit review of the Gateway Pacific Terminal in Bellingham, Wash., sets an important legal marker in the debate over coal exports, according to legal observers and analysts.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming’s oil and gas industry began 2015 by shedding a drilling rig for the third consecutive week, Baker Hughes reported on Monday. The state’s rig count was 56 for the week ending Jan. 2.
CASPER, Wyo. — The Keystone XL pipeline garners most of the energy and environmental attention in Washington. But the pipeline’s fate is secondary in its implications for Wyoming in 2015.
CASPER, Wyo. — In a recent interview with the Star-Tribune, Gov. Matt Mead said his hope is to leave office with a legacy of responsible energy development, one that balances environmental stewardship with mineral extraction.
CASPER, Wyo. — 2014 featured spectacular highs and lows in the price of oil but also witnessed some fundamental changes in the makeup of Wyoming's oil industry.
CASPER, Wyo. — 2014 was a year to forget for coal.
CASPER, Wyo. — At G-Ma’s, a Mills diner where pickups bearing the logos of companies such as Halliburton jam the parking lot, talk around the breakfast counter one recent morning focused on falling oil prices.
CASPER, Wyo. — Work on a new 108-mile natural gas pipeline in the Powder River Basin will begin in January, Meritage Midstream Services announced on Thursday.
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.
CASPER, Wyo. — Congress approved a little-noticed provision aimed at streamlining oil and gas permits on federal land as part of a $585 billion defense spending bill on Friday.
CASPER, Wyo. — State lawmakers will take up a proposal this week to fine companies $50,000 for a workplace safety violation resulting in a fatality.
PINEDALE — Recent debate over measures to curtail ozone pollution in Wyoming has largely been limited to the western slope of the Wind River Mountains, where a boom in natural gas production in the past decade pushed air pollution above federal health standards.
CASPER, Wyo. — American crude fell below $60 a barrel Thursday for the first time since 2009, raising the prospects of layoffs in Wyoming’s oil patch as companies rush to cut costs.
PINEDALE, Wyo. — In a precedent-setting move, a state advisory panel on Wednesday unanimously recommended a new rule aimed at curtailing ozone pollution in western Wyoming.
CASPER, Wyo. — A dispute over traffic signs in Rolling Hills has exposed simmering frustrations with oil development in this rural Converse County community, where an Oklahoma oil company has leased several hundred acres for potential drilling on the outskirts of town.
CASPER, Wyo. — An Australian company behind two proposed coal ports in the Pacific Northwest recently sold its North American assets to a Denver private-equity firm in an apparent bid to stave off a cash crisis, regulatory filings show.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming needs to consider enacting a new seat belt law and hiring more safety inspectors if the state is to seriously reduce the high rate of workplace fatalities, outgoing State Epidemiologist C. Mack Sewell said in an interview this week.
CASPER, Wyo. — A driver traveling Interstate 80 between Cheyenne and Laramie encounters a curious sight. There, at the point where the road achieves Sherman Summit, which at 8,878 feet marks the highest point along the transcontinental highway, appears a 13-foot tall bronze bust of Abraham Lincoln.
CASPER, Wyo. — Regulators need to study 20 natural gas disposal pits to determine if a link exists between Pavillion's gas field and the area's contaminated drinking water, according to a draft report by the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.
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.
CASPER, Wyo. — A brief surge in uranium prices earlier this month offered a glimmer of hope to Wyoming’s long-suffering yellowcake miners, but a subsequent plunge illustrated the lingering uncertainty facing the sector.
CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality will look to clear the air Dec. 9, when the state regulatory agency will hold a public meeting in Pinedale to discuss a proposal to limit ozone pollution.
CASPER, Wyo. — Several months ago, three students went to board a school bus on state Highway 59 south of Bill. It was early morning, dark and windy. The children were wearing hoods to protect themselves from the weather. They did not see the truck steaming in their direction.
Environmentalists are assailing a plan by an Oklahoma-based company to drill up to 17 natural gas wells near the colorful badlands of Adobe Town, in Wyoming's southwestern desert.
Wyoming utilities will need to prematurely shutter four coal-fired power plants to meet the requirements of the Obama administration's proposal to curb carbon dioxide emissions, the chairman of the Wyoming Public Service Commission argued in recent comments submitted to the U.S. Environmenta…
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.
CASPER, Wyo. — EOG Resources, a Houston oil company, has submitted plans to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to drill up to 1,500 oil wells along the Campbell-Converse county line.
CASPER, Wyo. — Robin Aquilia began feeling a dull pressure between her eyes this summer, about the time flickering flares from oil rigs, new wells and a nearby gas plant appeared on the horizon near her home northeast of Cheyenne.
CASPER, Wyo. — Oil and gas companies could drill wells 500 feet from the nearest home under a proposal announced Tuesday by the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming regulators seized some 2,300 idle coalbed methane wells from High Plains Gas Inc. on Tuesday, in a move that almost doubles the number of abandoned wells the state will need to close.
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. — 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.
Lander, a mining town turned outdoor recreation hotbed, contemplates the revival of an old iron mine
LANDER — Cale Case, the longtime state senator here, remembers the days after U.S. Steel announced it was closing the iron mine in nearby Atlantic City. An unbroken stream of ‘for sale’ signs lined Cascade Street, in the neighborhood where he still lives.
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.
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.
CASPER, Wyo. — High Plains Gas Inc. did not post a $6.8 million bond with Wyoming regulators on Wednesday, but state officials said a filing appeared imminent and signaled they would give the company several more days to submit the money.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming officials and JR Simplot Co. are examining the feasibility of reviving the dormant iron ore mine near Atlantic City.
CASPER, Wyo. — High Plains Gas Inc. will post a nearly $6.8 million bond sought by Wyoming regulators Wednesday, according to the company’s top executive, in a move that would prevent about 3,000 nonproducing coal-bed methane wells from being claimed and plugged by the state.
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.
CASPER, Wyo. — EOG Resources and Chesapeake Energy reported surging Wyoming oil production in the third quarter of 2014 on Wednesday, even as concerns about falling prices continued to grow.
CASPER, Wyo. — A revised proposal to reduce emissions from existing gas field infrastructure in western Wyoming incorporates suggestions offered by industry and environmentalists, while stopping short of giving both sides everything they sought.