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Energy Update for March 5, 2021

Spot Price: PRB Coal Week Ending 2/26/2021 $12.00 / Short Ton Week Ending 2/19/2021 $12.00 / Short Ton (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration) Wyoming Coal Production Week Ending 2/27/2021 4,387 Thousand Short Tons Week Ending 2/29/2020 4,439 Thousand Short Tons Year to Date (2021): 36,119 Thousand...
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UW Analysis: Wyoming Could Lose $12.9B From Energy Moratorium

By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily (this story originally appeared on Cowboy State Daily)  Wyoming could lose $12.9 billion in tax revenue if the energy moratorium implemented by President Joe Biden isn’t lifted in a timely...
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Energy Update for Feb. 26, 2021

Spot Price: PRB Coal Week Ending 2/19/2021 $12.00 / Short Ton Week Ending 2/12/2021 $11.30 / Short Ton (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration) Wyoming Coal Production Week Ending 2/20/2021 3,637 Thousand Short Tons Week Ending 2/22/2020 4,538 Thousand Short Tons Year to Date (2021): 31,732 Thousand...

Local Legislators: More Cuts Are Coming

Dismal revenue projections for the state have spurred talks of creating additional revenue streams and cutting funding to education along with nearly every state provided program, Wyoming legislators said Wednesday.   During the 2021 Legislative Session, legislators are expected...
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Energy Update for Feb. 19, 2021

Spot Price: PRB Coal Week Ending 2/12/2021 $11.30 / Short Ton Week Ending 2/5/2021 $11.30 / Short Ton (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration) Wyoming Coal Production Week Ending 2/13/2021 4,079 Thousand Short Tons Week Ending 2/15/2020 4,503 Thousand Short Tons Year to Date (2021): 28,095 Thousand...
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Lawmakers Weigh Tax Relief for Oil and Gas, Again

By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile When it was conceived, the draft bill to temporarily cut by half the 6% production severance tax on oil and natural gas was intended to help spur drilling and production in Wyoming...
Wind companies have invested $3.4 billion in Wyoming to date. In this photo cattle and wind turbines share the land. (Photo: Powering Up Wyoming)

Wind Supports Wyoming Communities

In a year that saw declines in revenues across many sectors, some Wyoming counties saw year-over-year increases in revenue due to industrial wind facilities' construction. This critical industry is on the rise as it...
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Energy Update for Feb. 12

Spot Price: PRB Coal Week Ending 2/5/2021 $11.30 / Short Ton Week Ending 1/29/2021 $11.35 / Short Ton (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration) Wyoming Coal Production Week Ending 2/6/2021 4,503 Thousand Short Tons Week Ending 2/8/2020 4,642 Thousand Short Tons Year to Date (2021): 24,016 Thousand...

Lawmakers Pass Bills to Protect Tax Revenue From Coal Bankruptcies

By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile Lawmakers have finalized a pair of bills designed to guard against delinquent and unpaid mineral-production taxes and strengthen the ability of local governments to collect those debts in the event of mineral-industry...
Arch Coal's Black Thunder mine in southern Campbell County commenced operations in 1977. Arch Coal shed $5 billion in debt before emerging from bankruptcy in 2016, making it one of the most financially resilient mine operators in Wyoming's Powder River Basin. (Dustin Bleizeffer)

Arch Advances with Coal Creek Closure, Eyes Black Thunder

Arch Resources will move forward with an accelerated plan to close Coal Creek Mine following a reported $78.5 million loss for the final quarter of 2020, according to a quarterly earnings report released Tuesday...