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 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.
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.
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.
GILLETTE – Already uncertain about the overall future for Powder River Basin coal, Peabody Energy Corp. workers also are concerned for their own futures after putting in decades of hard, body-breaking labor.
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.
GILLETTE – A U.S. District Court decision to block a joint venture between Peabody Energy Corp. and Arch Resources Inc. could also mean the beginning of the end of Arch as a major Powder River Basin coal producer.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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…
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.
INTERSTATE 80 — On his weekly runs across the country, commercial truck driver Medi Agha is doing his best to stay in social isolation, he said.
Two University of Wyoming engineering professors recently received a provisional patent for a method, using cryogenic transport, to help the oil and gas industry reduce emissions created by flaring and venting of natural gas.
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.
Black Hills Energy (BHE) is starting construction of a new, 13.5-mile natural gas pipeline on Monday, Sept. 9 between Orin and Douglas, company officials announced today.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will visit Wyoming July 30-31. During his time in the state he will visit Thunder Basin National Grassland. Gov. Mark Gordon, Thunder Basin National Grassland Supervisor Russ Bacon, U.S. Forest Service Region 2 Forester Brian Ferebee, Wyoming Depart…
(Editor’s Note: This is the first 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…
(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 …
(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…
(Editor’s Note: This is the fourth 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 …
The hustle and bustle of activity in Douglas starts before the sun rises. The twinkle of headlights in the pre-dawn illuminates a path to convenience stores before lighting a snaking path to the oil fields. The cough of nondescript, white truck engines may wake you up before you look at the …
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.
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…