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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.

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Wyoming’s rig count skyrocketed by the end of last week, with four operating, a significant turnaround from not so long ago when the rig count hit zero, but still a far cry from the height of the most recent boom last year.

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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released the final environmental analysis and proposed land use plan amendment for the Converse County Oil and Gas Project – a project which, if approved, could generate up to 8,000 jobs and approximately $18-$28 billion in shared state and federal revenue…

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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.

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The Powder River Basin’s coal workforce shrunk by about 6% Thursday with the layoff of 300 workers from three mines.

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It’s that time of year again – time to make your selection as to who you want to deliver your natural gas.

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Wyoming’s mineral industries have asked Gov. Mark Gordon to consider mining and drilling operations “essential” activities in anticipation of further potential business restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic.

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A week after being informed to expect layoffs, 60 coal workers at the Buckskin mine north of Gillette were laid off Wednesday.

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed an administrative complaint today, Feb. 26 challenging a proposed joint venture between Peabody Energy Corporation and Arch Coal. The transaction would combine their coal mining operations in the Southern Powder River Basin, located in northeastern Wyoming.

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Peabody Energy and Arch Coal have entered into an agreement to combine the companies’ Powder River Basin and Colorado assets.

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(Editor’s Note: This is the second of a five-part series examining the conclusions in the Bureau of Land Management’s draft environmental impact statement regarding the proposed development of 5,000 oil and gas wells in Converse County during the next 10 years. The BLM hopes to have a final …

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(Editor’s Note: This is the third of a five-part series examining the conclusions in the Bureau of Land Management’s draft environmental impact statement regarding the proposed development of 5,000 oil and gas wells in Converse County during the next 10 years. The BLM hopes to have a final E…

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In a 5-4 vote last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay on President Obama’s Clean Power Plan at the behest of 26 states. The states are joined by utilities and other companies that are challenging a Federal mandate to cut U.S. carbon emissions by one-third by 2030.

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Salt Lake City-based sPower will need to start construction this week on the controversial $120 million Pioneer Wind Park project if it hopes to beat the Feb. 15 expiration date set by the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council. For its part, the company says the long-awaited project south of Gle…

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A desire for more detailed proposal information was the common complaint during Bureau of Land Management’s public scoping meeting at Eastern Wyoming College’s Douglas campus on Dec. 9.

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A pillar of black smoke slanting to the east in the wind can be seen north of Douglas where a fire is still alive and well at a Chesapeake facility. At about 1:30 p.m., emergency responders were called to head to the site.

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That didn’t take long. For the second month in a row, Converse County set a new sales tax revenue record. The $9 million collected in September 2014 broke the 2-year-old record of $7.5 million set in August 2012. The new record stood for only one month, as October revenues nearly broke into …

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Hiland Crude, LLC of Enid, Oklahoma, has completed construction of its Double H Pipeline, a 12-inch diameter crude oil pipeline stretching nearly 500 miles from the Bakken Field oil play in North Dakota and Montana to Guernsey.

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With a full board on hand, including Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to move forward with the rule-making process for an increase of 150 feet to the required setback distance of drilling rigs from occupied structures, from 350…