A nearly five-mile-long cloud of methane gas hung over rural Converse County in early December, the result of five gas venting releases Dec. 6-7 by Tallgrass Energy at their Douglas Gas Plant six miles north of town on WYO59.
Campbell right behind with five; together the two counties have half the state total
This winter, many of us are excited about cooler temperatures, holiday celebrations and winter activities. On the flip side, it means we’re using more energy to keep our homes warm and bright as the weather turns colder and the days get shorter.
Black Hills Energy is closely monitoring weather conditions and forecasts for the winter storm presently impacting many of our Wyoming service areas.
Heavy trucks, some carrying explosives, regularly park on streets near schools, homes, as long-time activist demands city officials stop illegal practice
State officials said they are actively looking for a place to build a new LaPrele Dam downstream from the current unsound one.
Environmental compliance firm Trihydro and multinational American energy company Phillips 66 are asking Converse County commissioners to sign off on remediation efforts on 55 acres of land near the Rock in the Glen just outside of Glenrock.
Environmental groups may have thrown a wrench in the works last week on the federally approved 5,000 well Converse County Oil & Gas Project.
Environmental groups may just have thrown a wrench in the works on the Converse County Oil & Gas Project.
It’s a hot, busy summer in Douglas and it feels considerably busier than usual – just pull into the parking lot at any convenience store or gas station in town and you’ll find it full to the brim almost any time of the day. The vehicles’ plates read like state names listed in a road atlas: C…
The Hofmann Trucking building on the WYO 59 bypass was completely destroyed last Friday by a large blaze that quickly consumed the metal structure and sent plumes of black smoke high into the sky.
Black Hills Energy is seeking approval for a certificate of public convenience/necessity from the Wyoming Public Service Commission to construct an estimated 260-mile, $260 million dollar electric transmission expansion project in eastern Wyoming and in northwestern Nebraska. BHE applied to …
PacifiCorp has filed applications with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in hope of building two separate hydroelectric pumped storage projects outside of Glenrock.
Nordex USA looking at Converse/Niobrara for $2B hydrogen extraction facility
This notice of a Enhanced Oil Recovery Commission special meeting is being provided pursuant to Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 16-4-404(b). On Jan. 21, 2022 at 9 a.m. MST, the commissioners of the Enhanced Oil Recovery Commission will convene. An executive session may be held following the public portion…
Consumers are paying more even as crude oil prices are slowly dropping
A workover oil rig caught fire Aug. 11 off of Highland Loop Road near 2:30 p.m. Aug. 11.
An oil rig is presently engulfed in flames about six to eight miles up Highland Loop Road off of WYO59 as of approximately 2:40 p.m., according to preliminary information we have received.
A federal judge has prevented drilling and construction on 449 oil and gas leases covering 334,762 acres in Wyoming, saying the federal government didn’t examine potential effects to imperiled greater sage grouse when it leased those lands in 2017.
TerraPower, Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon and PacifiCorp announce efforts to advance nuclear technology in Wyoming via retiring coal plants
TerraPower, Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon and PacifiCorp today announced efforts to advance a Natrium™ reactor demonstration project at a retiring coal plant in Wyoming. The companies are evaluating several potential locations in the state.
GILLETTE (WNE) — An accelerated plan to exit the Powder River Basin continues for Arch Resources Inc., which reported Thursday that it’s on pace to stop producing coal from its Coal Creek mine by the end of the year and to account for about 80% of its reclamation obligations at the mine by m…
Phillip Hand, 36, has lived in Glenrock for 15 years – 2021 will be his last. This summer, he plans to move with his wife and three children to Houston, to continue his work as a machinist for the oil and gas industry.
Gov. Mark Gordon sent a letter to the Biden administration Feb. 17 criticizing a recent order which he says severely hampers oil and gas development, and threatens Wyoming’s economic well-being.
Converse County Oil & Gas Project adaptive management plan for non-eagle raptor timing limitation stipulation meeting March 25
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is encouraging the public to attend a virtual meeting to begin development of the adaptive management plan for non-eagle raptor timing limitation stipulation (TLS) relief within the Converse County Oil and Gas Project area.
GILLETTE — For nearly 600 Powder River Basin coal mine workers, July 1, 2019, is as infamous a date as Sept. 11, 2001, Nov. 22, 1963, or perhaps even Jan. 6, 2021.
GILLETTE — Arch Natural Resources’ plans to accelerate its exit from mining Powder River Basin coal is coming into more focus as the company already has kicked final reclamation work at its Coal Creek mine into full gear and expects the mine to be closed in about 18 months.
Lawmakers appropriated $24.3 million for water development, earmarking significant funding to rebuild the old and suspect LaPrele Dam above Douglas and repair a domestic water line to Midwest and Edgerton.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Gov. Mark Gordon is slamming plans by the Biden administration to halt the issuing of new oil and gas leases on federal land, calling the decision a misguided approach that will have severe economic consequences to Wyoming and other western states.
The Department of Interior temporarily suspended issuing new federal oil and gas permits or leases for 60 days unless approved by new appointees, to give the agency time to review existing policies.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approved a major pipeline project proposed for Wyoming Jan. 19, effectively designating about 1,100 miles of federal land for potential pipeline development in the future. The initiative aims to expand the state’s pipeline infrastructure and help energy co…
Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon has praised the completion of an environmental review and release of a record of decision for the Wyoming Pipeline Corridor Initiative (WPCI) as a critical step for enabling a carbon capture facility to be built in Wyoming.
Trump's eleventh-hour approval of 2k-miles of pipeline corridors puts wildlife and communities at risk
Cheyenne – Yesterday the Bureau of Land Management approved the Wyoming Pipeline Corridor Initiative (WPCI). The WPCI designates nearly 2,000 miles of corridors for new carbon dioxide, oil, and gas pipelines. About 1,100 miles cross public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
GILLETTE — In a move that could potentially stave off a second Chapter 11 bankruptcy in five years for Peabody Energy Corp., the company has announced an agreement with its creditors to refinance $459 million of debt.
After months of waiting, The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has finally released their decision regarding the Converse County Oil & Gas Project.
Gov. Mark Gordon will use CARES Act funding to assist Wyoming’s economic recovery and boost employment in the oil and gas industry.
Arch Resources is accelerating its efforts to divest itself of its Powder River Basin coal mines as it expects to produce about 27% less coal this year than in 2019 and plans to wind down its Wyoming operations by an additional 50% over the next two to three years.
As part of the Trump Administration’s goal of promoting responsible energy development, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming state office plans to offer 261 parcels totaling about 280,162 acres in an oil and gas lease sale the week of Dec. 14. The sale will occur online at www.energynet.com
A Tuesday U.S. District Court ruling increases the likelihood that eventual mine closures in the Powder River Basin will happen under the ownership of smaller, less financially stable operators, putting Wyoming miners and taxpayers at higher risk, an expert says.
Farmington, New Mexico-based Navajo Transitional Energy Company has laid off approximately 80 Antelope Coal Mine employees today (Aug. 28) who were previously in furlough status since May, company officials stated.
Conservation groups protest plan to build 5,000 new wells in critical wildlife habitat
Bill reauthorizes fee collection for seven years, prioritizes cleanup of the most environmentally hazardous abandoned mine sites and lowers the fee by 35% to provide relief to coal producers as production declines.
Wyoming, Japan Coal Energy Center & Kawasaki Heavy Industries sign MOU for carbon capture test project
The State of Wyoming, Japan Coal Energy Center (JCOAL) and Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to advance a carbon capture test project to be conducted at the Wyoming Integrated Test Center in Gillette.
Navajo Transitional Energy Co. (NTEC) announced Thursday that 93 hourly workers were furloughed and eight other salaried employees laid off.
The Powder River Basin’s coal workforce shrunk by about 6% Thursday with the layoff of 300 workers from three mines.
As COVID-19-related costs mount for utilities, regulators are considering just how ratepayers will ultimately settle the bill.
As of Thursday, the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) approved Adapted Learning Plans for all 48 school districts. Each district was required to submit a unique plan that lays out the strategies each district is implementing to continue to educate students while schools are closed due to…