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Featured Gillian Malone

Time for Wyoming to reform oil and gas bonding regs

Commentary by Guest Column July 29, 2014 July 29, 2014

Why doesn’t the oil and gas industry have to live up to the same standards applied to other industries?

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Gubernatorial candidate Pete Gosar talks energy policy

July 8, 2014

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Pete Gosar says there’s more to Wyoming’s energy challenges than simply suing EPA.

The Pitch

Public meetings set for Converse County oil & gas project

May 23, 2014

The project consists of drilling up to 5,000 new oil and gas wells on 1,500 well pads over a 10-year period. The BLM is preparing …

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AFL-CIO sees little progress in addressing ‘workplace fatality crisis’ in oil and gas

May 13, 2014

States with a high energy presence are at the top of the ‘worst’ list for workplace fatalities: North Dakota, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and West Virginia.

The Pitch

BLM seeks public comment on November 2014 oil and gas lease parcels

May 9, 2014

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) High Desert District is seeking public comments on the November 2014 Notice of Competitive Oil and Gas Lease Sale …

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State: Wyoming is a ‘wonderland’ of energy potential

February 26, 2014

“The capacity to increase coal production and the capacity to increase natural gas production is there, given the right market circumstances,” said Wyoming State Geological …

Legislature Blog

State lawmakers Canada-bound to tour energy complex as model for Wyoming

February 26, 2014

State lawmakers Canada-bound to tour energy complex as model for Wyoming
by Geoff O’Gara, Wyoming PBS (published with permission)
— February 26, 2014
Geoff O’Gara, Wyoming PBS
CHEYENNE – Nine Wyoming …

Legislature Blog

Senate bill to increase oil and gas bond gains initial approval

February 20, 2014

The Wyoming Senate has given initial approval to a bill to increase the bond required for oil and gas operators to gain entry to private …

The Pitch

Federal oil & gas lease sale nets $14M

February 13, 2014

Federal oil & gas lease sale nets $14M
— February 13, 2014
(Press release) — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) generated more than $14 million for …

The Pitch

BLM posts proposed parcels for May 2014 oil and gas lease sale

February 5, 2014

BLM posts proposed parcels for May 2014 oil and gas lease sale
— February 5, 2014
(Press release) The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming State Office …

The Pitch

BLM seeks comments on August 2014 oil and gas lease sale parcels

January 25, 2014

BLM seeks comments on August 2014 oil and gas lease sale parcels
(BLM press release) — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) High Plains District (HPD) …

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Drillers on pace to continue 500 wells per year in southern Powder River Basin oil play

January 21, 2014

State official admits that although his office is cranking out high volumes of oil well permits, it has a difficult time keeping pace with field …

The Pitch

State to host seminar on oversight of Powder River Basin oil play

January 7, 2014

State to host seminar on oversight of Powder River Basin oil play
(Wyoming DEQ press release) — On Wednesday January 15, 2014, an open house and …

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Wyoming emergency managers heavily rely on railroads to respond to derailments

December 31, 2013

Wyoming’s heavy railroad traffic includes oil tankers and other potentially harmful payloads that pose a human health risk.

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Energy company was allowed to harass wildlife and run hunters off Battle Mountain

November 22, 2013

Energy activity was allowed to trump smart wildlife management as ungulates and hunters alike were run off Battle Mountain by helicopters and ground crews.

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Public mineral parcels for February 2014 oil and gas lease sale posted

November 13, 2013

Public mineral parcels for February 2014 oil and gas lease sale posted
— November 13, 2013
(Press release) The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming State Office …

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Wyoming approves groundwater testing rule for oil and natural gas

November 12, 2013

Wyoming passed a baseline groundwater testing rule for oil and natural gas activity, which may provide data needed to determine if drilling or fracking damages …

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CREG reports record 2013 revenue for Wyoming, but flat projections

October 25, 2013

Wyoming brought in $346M in investment income in 2013. Revenue estimators predict the state will have flat to declining income over the next few years.

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Roosevelt’s Elkhorn Ranch may be spared from encroaching oil development

October 23, 2013

There’s no real strategic plan for the Bakken oil play, no EIS guiding a comprehensive landscape scale management plan.

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Wyoming’s multi-million dollar effort to clean up abandoned wells fails to launch

September 26, 2013

Efforts to clean up abandoned coal-bed methane gas wells lacks financing and is mired in outdated rules and regulations guiding oil and gas development.