A piece of coal from Cloud Peak Energy’s Antelope Mine outside Wright is shown. The company sold its three Powder River Basin thermal mines to Navajo Transitional Energy Company. But Navajo communities expressed concern over associated liabilities and are demanding additional information from the company.

Welcome to the Star-Tribune’s Energy Journal, a play-by-play of the past week in Wyoming’s world of energy. I’m your energy and natural resources reporter, Camille Erickson.

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Last week in numbers

Friday oil prices: West Texas Intermediate (WTI) $56.30, Brent (ICE) $60.95

Friday natural gas: Henry Hub $2.43, Wyoming Pool $2.24, Opal $2.24

Baker Hughes rig count: U.S 898, Wyoming 36

Quote of the week

“I think the important thing to highlight is the Navajo Transitional Energy Company (NTEC) doesn’t represent Navajo people. NTEC is about making money at the end of the day and that is what has become very troubling for us.”

-- Andrew Curley, University of North Carolina geography professor studying indigenous communities and energy development

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