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Oilfield job losses exceed projections

Oilfield job losses exceed projections

Wyoming continues to shed oilfield jobs. State data shows employment in the oil patch was down 13 percent year over year in June, a loss of ro…

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U.S. Energy Corp. faces stock exchange delisting amid downturn in oil prices

U.S. Energy Corp. faces delisting from the NASDAQ stock exchange if it cannot raise its share value above $1. 

July 26, 2015 3:30 pm(0)

Powder River Basin Resource Council intervenes in Alpha Natural Resources bonding case

A landowners' organization said it was trying to ensure taxpayers aren't left paying for mine cleanup when it intervened Friday in Alpha Natur…

July 26, 2015 4:00 pm(0)

Q&A: An exit interview with the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority's Loyd Drain

Q&A: An exit interview with the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority's Loyd Drain

The Wyoming Infrastructure Authority is charged with promoting the state's energy industry through the expansion of transmission lines, buildi…

July 24, 2015 2:00 pm(0)

Coal plant closures 101

Coal plant closures 101

Coal plants are closing across the United States. They tend to be older, less efficient and relatively smaller compared to the plants that wil…

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When the war on coal goes local

When the war on coal goes local

In 2011, three years before President Barack Obama announced an ambitious plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions to 30 percent of their 2005 lev…

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Will California's renewable energy mandate benefit the Chokecherry Sierra Madre wind farm?

Will California's renewable energy mandate benefit the Chokecherry Sierra Madre wind farm?

California Gov. Jerry Brown is well practiced in the ways of the inaugural address.

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Rockies Express Pipeline begins massive east-west expansion in August

Rockies Express Pipeline begins massive east-west expansion in August

The Rockies Express Pipeline was supposed to be the cure to Wyoming natural gas drillers' ills. 

July 24, 2015 9:00 am(3)

Two Elk has not started construction in 19 years. So why does it still have a state permit?

Two Elk has not started construction in 19 years. So why does it still have a state permit?

On Oct. 2, 2013, a trio of state inspectors traveled to the site of the proposed Two Elk Power Plant near Wright to see how construction of th…

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Not wanted: Wyoming coal in Illinois

Not wanted: Wyoming coal in Illinois

Part of the state of Illinois rests atop so much coal that it's known as the Coal Basin.

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Coal debate heats up as transportation board denies Missoula's request for public hearing

Coal debate heats up as transportation board denies Missoula's request for public hearing

The federal Surface Transportation Board has denied a Missoula City Council request asking the agency to hold public hearings in Missoula as i…

July 23, 2015 8:30 pm(1)

Two companies at odds over Grieve oil field hope to settle differences

Elk Petroleum Ltd. and Denbury Resources are negotiating over the future of the Grieve oil field in an effort to rescue a project that has bee…

July 21, 2015 5:30 pm(0)

State approves tar sands mine but requires water monitoring

Utah state officials have given the go-ahead for a tar sands mine under construction on the eastern flank of the state. They will, however, re…

July 20, 2015 5:30 pm(0)

BLM fracking rule delayed another month

The fate of a federal fracking rule will not be decided for at least another month. 

July 20, 2015 6:15 pm(0)

Enzi reintroduces amendment that would allow states to repeal fed laws, regs

Enzi reintroduces amendment that would allow states to repeal fed laws, regs

A recent amendment to the U.S. Constitution introduced by U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyoming, would allow states to repeal federal laws or regulat…

July 19, 2015 6:30 pm(24)

Wyoming approves self-bonding for three Peabody Energy mines

Wyoming regulators recently renewed the preferred bond status of three Peabody Energy mines, allowing the company to forgo millions in reclama…

July 19, 2015 4:15 pm(2)

Interior secretary holds meeting on Colorado coal mine

DENVER — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is visiting Colorado under pressure to make sure a coal mine ordered to undergo an environmental revi…

July 17, 2015 2:30 pm(0)

35,000 gallons of oil spills after Montana train derailment

BILLINGS, Mont. — Three tank cars leaked an estimated 35,000 gallons of oil after a train hauling crude from North Dakota derailed in rural no…

July 17, 2015 2:40 pm(0)

New rule to protect streams near coal mines

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration proposed new regulations Thursday designed to reduce the impact of coal mining on the nation's streams, …

July 16, 2015 3:45 pm(0)

Alpha Natural Resources suspended from NY Stock Exchange amid bankruptcy talk

Alpha Natural Resources suspended from NY Stock Exchange amid bankruptcy talk

The New York Stock Exchange suspended trading in Alpha Natural Resources' shares Thursday amid reports the coal miner is in talks with credito…

July 16, 2015 5:00 pm(2)

Texas company to pay $170K for 2010 oil spill in Big Horn County

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday it had reached a settlement with a Texas-based company over a 2010 oil spill in B…

July 15, 2015 3:40 pm(0)

Little impact seen for consumers in Black Hills-SourceGas merger, but questions remain

Utility rates are unlikely to rise as a result of Black Hills Corp.'s $1.74 billion acquisition of SourceGas, industry analysts said Tuesday. …

July 14, 2015 6:30 pm(0)

Oil and gas declines hit state economy

Oil and gas declines hit state economy

Wyoming’s economy took a hit in the first quarter of 2015, thanks to the global drop in oil and gas prices.

July 13, 2015 9:45 pm(3)

BLM, in bid to collect all royalties, proposes new oil and gas accounting rules

BLM, in bid to collect all royalties, proposes new oil and gas accounting rules

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is proposing an overhaul of its accounting practices in a bid to ensure the government collects all the mon…

July 13, 2015 5:30 pm(1)