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Two Elk coal-fired power plant granted another delay

April 2, 2013

After 17 years, Two Elk officials say they will begin construction in January 2014, if markets ‘solidify.’

Energy Thumbnail image for Emission questions loom large over oil and gas industry

Emission questions loom large over oil and gas industry

March 5, 2013

Drillers want 24,000 new gas wells while Wyoming still struggles to prove it has solved its wintertime ozone problem.

Energy Thumbnail image for Wyoming dreams of marrying its wind to rich California markets

Wyoming dreams of marrying its wind to rich California markets

February 19, 2013

Energy companies & government officials aim to connect the state’s robust wind energy industry to high demand markets throughout the Southwest.

Energy Thumbnail image for Pavillion driller blasts EPA contamination findings

Pavillion driller blasts EPA contamination findings

December 7, 2012

Encana Co. is calling on the EPA to withdraw a draft report that linked hydraulic fracturing in Wyoming to groundwater contamination in the Wyoming town.

Energy Thumbnail image for Oil & gas lease buy-back deal coming up short

Oil & gas lease buy-back deal coming up short

December 4, 2012

An historic effort to preserve land in Wyoming Range is racing to raise more than $3 million by the end of the year.

Energy Thumbnail image for What’s in store for Wyoming energy?

What’s in store for Wyoming energy?

November 9, 2012

Obama’s reelection has Wyoming’s government and energy industry leaders questioning what his administration is planning for energy production in his second term.

Energy Thumbnail image for Energy experts serve up dish of creamed coal

Energy experts serve up dish of creamed coal

October 9, 2012

Analysts attending a energy conference at the University of Wyoming largely agree that the coal industry is facing a future of decline.

Energy Thumbnail image for Wyoming GOP energy plan: full-throttle domestic production

Wyoming GOP energy plan: full-throttle domestic production

August 28, 2012

Wyoming GOP energy plan: full-throttle domestic production
An oil pipeline in Jefferson County, Texas. Republicans in Wyoming and the federal government have recently rolled out a …

Energy Thumbnail image for In Search of Cleaner Coal: UWYO Showcases State-Funded Research

In Search of Cleaner Coal: UWYO Showcases State-Funded Research

August 27, 2012

Amid regional debates over coal, the state of Wyoming is investing millions of dollars each year to make the industry more economically secure and environmentally …

Energy Thumbnail image for Coal Connections: Wyoming-Chinese delegation tout solidarity on cleaner coal

Coal Connections: Wyoming-Chinese delegation tout solidarity on cleaner coal

June 26, 2012

A first-hand report on the “advanced coal” forum that brought a delegation of Wyoming’s university and elected officials to China’s Shaanxi Province.

Energy Thumbnail image for Efforts to increase Wyoming coal exports turns the heat up on legal challenges to impacts both local and global

Efforts to increase Wyoming coal exports turns the heat up on legal challenges to impacts both local and global

May 22, 2012

Mining companies hope to turn Powder River Basin coal into an international resource, eyeing lucrative markets in growing Asian economies.

Energy Thumbnail image for Wyoming officials grapple with coal export ambitions while spending millions on clean coal research

Wyoming officials grapple with coal export ambitions while spending millions on clean coal research

May 22, 2012

In light of the Powder River Basin coal industry’s recent focus to ship more coal to China and other burgeoning Asian economies, industry officials are …

Energy Thumbnail image for Debate rages over the impact of federal regulations on drilling, jobs

Debate rages over the impact of federal regulations on drilling, jobs

May 15, 2012

Although the U.S. is drilling and producing more oil and natural gas than it has in decades, there are still drilling projects delayed in federal …

Energy Thumbnail image for Surface damage from Niobrara seismic work results in citations

Surface damage from Niobrara seismic work results in citations

May 10, 2012

Seismic crews working in the Niobrara shale oil play caused serious rutting and other surface damage earlier this year on 10 different ranch properties in …

Energy Thumbnail image for Wyoming betting on coal-bed methane comeback despite industry bankruptcies

Wyoming betting on coal-bed methane comeback despite industry bankruptcies

May 10, 2012

Over the past several years coal-bed methane gas operators in the Powder River Basin have idled thousands of wells due to low pricing, and a …

Energy Thumbnail image for Deer-ly Departed: Revelation of mule deer ‘stop-over’ behavior may alter drilling plans in Bridger Teton Forest

Deer-ly Departed: Revelation of mule deer ‘stop-over’ behavior may alter drilling plans in Bridger Teton Forest

May 8, 2012

Hall Sawyer’s new research report has complicated plans to drill 136 natural gas wells in the Jonah and Pinedale Anticline fields.

Energy Thumbnail image for The Mineral Leasing Act of 1920: The law that changed Wyoming’s economic destiny

The Mineral Leasing Act of 1920: The law that changed Wyoming’s economic destiny

May 8, 2012

While energy development is arguably central to Wyoming’s economy, it wasn’t always this way.

Energy Thumbnail image for Drill Baby Drill? Policy makers ponder the best way out of America’s oil dependency

Drill Baby Drill? Policy makers ponder the best way out of America’s oil dependency

April 17, 2012

Conflicting viewpoints were abound at the Global New Energy Summit in Colorado Springs last week. In the face of America’s oil dependency, some still advocate …

Energy Thumbnail image for Wyoming’s fracking chemical disclosure requirements draw lawsuit

Wyoming’s fracking chemical disclosure requirements draw lawsuit

April 3, 2012

Wyoming’s public disclosure requirements for hydraulic fracturing chemicals were once hailed by environmentalists as the best in the country. But environmental groups are suing after …

Energy Thumbnail image for The BLM struggles to get ahead of oil and gas development in the West

The BLM struggles to get ahead of oil and gas development in the West

March 20, 2012

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has a new layer of analysis it can use to protect resources before mineral leasing occurs on public lands. …