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A photo of downtown Cheyenne, Wyo. (H/t dconvertini/Flickr, Creative Commons)

Pandemic Closures, Bankruptcies Rattle Refining Towns

By Mike Lee, Energywire, E&E News The future of the oil and gas industry arrived suddenly in Gallup, N.M. Marathon Petroleum Corp. announced in August it was closing its 27,000-barrel oil refinery just outside the small...
President Trump at Podium. (H/t Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Trump Declares Emergency to Boost Minerals Mining

By James Marshall, Energywire, E&E News President Trump signed an executive order during a visit to northeastern Minnesota's Iron Range yesterday declaring a national emergency to promote the mining of critical minerals needed in high-tech manufacturing. The...
A front facing view of the Wyoming Center at the Cam-Plex. The doors in the picture lead to Frontier Hall. (Photo: County 17 / Brooke Byelich)

Free expo June 22 and 23 in Gillette gives public insight into energy

GILLETTE, Wyo. — The Energy Exposition returns to Gillette June 22 to 23. Any community members who want to learn more about the energy industry and its impact on the state's economy are welcome to...

Mark Gordon Talks Energy Platform at The Local in Gillette

Gordon's policy plan builds infrastructure, localizes decision-making and drives innovation. (Gillette, Wyo.) This morning, Treasurer Mark Gordon spoke with Gillette locals at The Local on Gillette Main Street.  He spoke about his policy positions, which are...

TerraPower boosts nuclear fuel effort amid calls for import ban

By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile The U.S. needs to revitalize its uranium mining industry and fast-track an expansion of its nuclear fuel processing capabilities to end reliance on Russia and other foriegn adversaries for its nuclear...

Energy Update for Nov. 19

Spot Price: PRB Coal Week Ending 11/12/2021 $30.70 / Short Ton Week Ending 11/5/2021 $14.40 / Short Ton (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration) Wyoming Coal Production Week Ending 11/13/2021 4,681 Thousand Short Tons Week Ending 11/14/2020 4,262 Thousand Short Tons Year to Date (2021): 203,229 Thousand...

WBC Approves Two Campbell County Projects

Two of the three projects the Wyoming Business Council (WBC) voted to move forward at their quarterly board meeting yesterday are Campbell County projects. The board voted to extend a 2017 grant for the development...
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Calif. Blackouts: A ‘Wake-Up Call’ for Clean Energy?

By Peter Behr, Energywire, E&E News When rolling blackouts hit heat-stricken California last weekend, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) angrily blasted the state's grid officials for failing to do their job."These blackouts, which occurred without prior...
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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...

The Carbon Age: Forecasting the Future of Coal

The National Coal Council (NCC) recently released a 72-page report requested in August by U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry. “Coal in a New Carbon Age: Powering a Wave of Innovation in Advanced Products and...