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Petroleum Association of Wyoming files formal protest of BLM’s final environmental analysis for oil...

CASPER, Wyo. — The Petroleum Association of Wyoming has submitted a formal protest of the Bureau of Land Management’s final environmental analysis for its second quarter 2022 oil and gas lease sale. The BLM’s final...
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Biden administration cancels new oil leases as gas prices hit record highs

By Casey Harper, The Center Square (The Center Square) – President Joe Biden canceled three pending oil and gas drilling leases in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico this week as gas prices hit record...

Bad energy: Natrium reactor is unwise for Wyoming

It’s not too late to question this plan and whether Wyoming should allow it Opinion by Bill Tallen, WyoFile Bill Gates’ TerraPower, joined by GE Hitachi, Rocky Mountain Power and other corporate partners, and by the...

Wyoming partnering with Idaho National Lab on advanced nuclear reactor research, development

CASPER, Wyo. — The State of Wyoming is partnering with Batelle Energy Alliance, the operating contractor of the Idaho National Laboratory, for “research, development, demonstration and deployment of advanced energy technologies and approaches,” Gov....
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Peabody reports loss in 1Q2022 but ‘remains poised to deliver a strong 2022’

Higher PRB production volumes are anticipated moving into the second quarter of 2022 GILLETTE, Wyo. — Peabody Energy remains poised to deliver a strong 2022 with a projected increase in sales despite costs outpacing revenues...

Arch Resources reports $271.9M net income in Q1 2022

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Building on its financial success in the latter part of 2021, Arch Resources Inc. started 2022 off strong despite supply chain hiccups and inflationary pressures, company officials reported today. In an investor...
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Utilities: Wyo CCUS mandate could spike monthly bills by $100

Initial filings suggest major increases for Wyoming ratepayers if utilities are forced to add carbon capture to existing coal-fired power plants By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile Adding carbon-capture systems to existing coal-fired power plants in Wyoming could...

PacifiCorp seeks $26M rate increase citing extreme weather

Summer heatwaves spiked power demand in 2021 as drought sapped hydroelectric capacity, forcing utilities into competitive power purchases By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile Blistering heat waves across the West helped spike wholesale electric power prices in 2021...

Feds offering 80% less in oil and natural gas lease sales, increasing royalty rate

By Bethany Blankley, The Center Square (The Center Square) – The U.S. Department of Interior announced it is making only 20% of eligible acreage for oil and natural gas production available for leasing on federal...

DEQ: Wyoming’s underground fuel storage tanks have nation-high 93% compliance rate; U.S. averages 57.8%

By Brendan Lachance, Oil City News CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) said in a press release Wednesday that the state has the country’s highest compliance rate when it comes to...