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CASPER, Wyo. — The Niobrara shale formation is the proverbial rock star of Wyoming oil production.
CASPER, Wyo. — Chesapeake Energy has announced a proposed 440,000-acre land swap in the Powder River Basin, a move aimed at boosting its oil production in the region.
CASPER, Wyo. — Coal’s blues continue.
CASPER, Wyo. — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is requesting authority from Congress to levy new inspection fees on oil and gas wells drilled on federal lands, in a bid to address the large number of uninspected wells in Wyoming and throughout the country.
CASPER, Wyo. — A state advisory board moved last week to delay recommending a proposed air quality rule for natural gas facilities in the Upper Green River Basin, saying regulators need to consider concerns raised by industry and environmentalists.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming oil’s slow and steady climb continued through the first half of 2014.
CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Environmental Quality Council voted 5-1 Thursday to dismiss a petition challenging the validity of a state air quality permit issued to the planned Two Elk power plant, which has yet to begin construction 18 years after it was first proposed.
CASPER, Wyo. — Powder River Basin coal producers face a new tax in South Korea, which has emerged as one of the bigger foreign markets for American coal in recent years.
CASPER, Wyo. — A series of explosive accidents involving train cars hauling crude oil from North Dakota has prompted a national outcry for more information about the amount of oil traveling the country’s rail lines.
^pCASPER, Wyo. — Cloud Peak Energy’s Cordero Rojo mine marked the shipment of its 1 billionth ton of coal Wednesday, amid a tightening regulatory environment and uncertainties over the industry’s future.
CASPER, Wyo. — Cheyenne is one of three locations, and the only site in Wyoming, under consideration for a plant capable of converting natural gas into diesel fuel, a representative of the company exploring the project said this week.
Williams Partners LP is poised for a $6 billion merger with Access Midstream Partners LP, in a deal with potentially important implications for Wyoming.
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. — Wyoming regulators on Friday proposed new pollution standards aimed at curbing ozone levels in the Pinedale area.
Wyoming will need to cut carbon dioxide emissions from its power plants 19 percent by 2030 under pollution standards proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency.
CASPER, Wyo. — Now in the throes of election season, Gov. Matt Mead hit the campaign trail this week. But the governor, who faces two challengers in August’s Republican primary, did not shake hands in Cheyenne or pose for pictures in Sheridan.
CASPER, Wyo. — A Denver oil and gas company said Wednesday it is working on plans to build a $1.8 billion facility in Cheyenne capable of converting natural gas into diesel fuel.
CASPER, Wyo. — A contractor died at North Antelope Rochelle Mine in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming this morning, Peabody Energy officials said Wednesday.
CASPER, Wyo. — Western coal production is expected to fall by more than 30 percent in 2020 due to new federal pollution standards proposed for power plants, according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency projections.
The Utah-based wind developer behind a controversial wind farm near Glenrock is requesting an extension of its state permit.
CASPER, Wyo. — Anxiety reigns in Wyoming, America's top coal-producing state, ahead of President Barack Obama's expected new carbon dioxide limits for coal-fired power plants.
CASPER, Wyo. — Police continue to investigate the crash that left a Casper bicyclist fighting for his life in a Denver hospital on Friday.
CASPER, Wyo. — Cameco Corp., the world’s largest uranium company, is closing its Cheyenne office and laying off two employees there due to low uranium prices.
CASPER, Wyo. — Anxiety reigns in Wyoming, America’s top coal-producing state, ahead of President Barack Obama’s expected announcement of new carbon dioxide limits for coal-fired power plants.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming uranium producers, buffeted by the lowest spot prices in almost a decade, expressed optimism this week that the industry will survive a recent market downturn, saying their low-cost operations and the expected revival of the Japanese nuclear market will see them throug…
A Kentucky-based firm is developing plans to open a new coal mine northwest of Sheridan in 2016.
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. — A bipartisan group of Wyoming legislators will travel to China next month to talk to policymakers there about clean-coal technology.
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.
^pCASPER, Wyo. — State regulators are prepared to cite a New Mexico company for illegally dumping oil-laced water near state Route 59 outside Douglas.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead sought to recast the debate on climate change in a speech to the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority on Wednesday, saying the country needs to focus its attention on solutions rather than fighting over whether the planet is warming.
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. — Earlier this week, the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission posted a message on its website: The agency will no longer orally approve drilling permits.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming landowners received nearly $77 million in federal funding during the last three years in exchange for conserving more than 1 million acres to protect sage grouse, recently released government figures show.
Safety advocates call for increased fines, more inspectors as workplace safety deaths hit 5-year high
CASPER, Wyo. — The bell at the state Capitol tolled 35 times, once for every worker killed in 2012.
LANDER, Wyo. — The first installment in a $157 million federal settlement began to pour into the Wind River Indian Reservation on Wednesday, as members of the Northern Arapaho Tribe started receiving $6,300 checks in the mail.
CASPER, Wyo. -- DKRW Advanced Fuels' proposed $2 billion coal gasification plant near Medicine Bow lost $62 million during the last seven years, financial filings show with federal regulators show, prompting the Houston firm’s financial partner to write off its remaining investment in the ve…
CASPER, Wyo. — Stuck in the doldrums for much of the past two years, the coal industry may now have some wind at its back.
CASPER, Wyo. — Moser Energy Systems on Wednesday announced a partnership with BP Capital, the energy hedge fund headed by Texas wildcatter T. Boone Pickens, in a bid to become the nation's largest manufacturer of natural-gas-fired engines used by oil field drilling rigs.
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.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming’s economy posted modest gains in the first three months of 2014, buoyed by an oil sector that continued to show signs of strength despite a late winter slowdown in drilling.
The rare-earth industry may be one step closer to reality in Wyoming.
CASPER, Wyo. — For Kristi Mogen, 2012 felt like the apocalypse.
CASPER, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead said Tuesday that Wyoming needs to “step up” its efforts to close wells abandoned after the bust of the coalbed methane industry, saying the state had fallen behind in its efforts to plug the wells in recent years.
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.
CASPER, Wyo. — Last week, Wyoming sued the Environmental Protection Agency over its regional haze plan, claiming the regulations went too far. This week, environmentalists sued the EPA claiming the regulations didn't go far enough.