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Economic, existential angst mark start of utility investigation

Economic, Existential Angst Mark Start of Utility Investigation

Kemmerer area residents listen during a more than  three hour public comment period  that occurred when the Wyoming  Public Service Commission  visited the town.  (Andrew Graham/WyoFile)   By Andrew Graham for WyoFile.com One by one last Tuesday evening,...

Bankruptcy Looms Over Cloud Peak

As the coal giant continues to lose money and faces potential delisting from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), Cloud Peak Energy may file for bankruptcy before spring’s end. Despite it once being a prominent...
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Energy Update for August 21

Here's your Campbell County energy update for August 21. Spot Price: PRB Coal Week Ending 8/14/2020 $11.60 / Short Ton Week Ending 8/7/2020 $11.60 / Short Ton (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration) Wyoming Coal Production Week Ending 8/15/2020 4,183 Thousand Short Tons Week Ending...

Blackjewel Lawyers Accuse Hoops of Looting the Company

A "bone yard" outside the Eagle Butte coal mine north of Gillette, filled with old mining equipment. Eagle Butte was one of several coal mines to temporarily close in 2019 due to Blackjewel's bankruptcy....
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Energy Update for Nov. 20

Spot Price: PRB Coal Week Ending 11/13/2020 $11.60 / Short Ton Week Ending 11/6/2020 $11.65 / Short Ton (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration) Wyoming Coal Production Week Ending 11/14/2020 4,492 Thousand Short Tons Week Ending 11/16/2019 5,249 Thousand Short Tons Year to Date (2020): 190,014 Thousand...
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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...
Sunlight Basin

Some See Promise in Wyo’s Critical Minerals. But Are They Viable?

In Park County's Sunlight Basin, volcanic activity has produced zones of mineralization (Patrick Dawson) By Patrick Dawson, WyoFile Wyoming’s current coal market decline coincides with a sudden national awareness of the serious shortage of certain critical materials,...
Wyoming ITC

Future ITC Tenant Receives DOE Award

Wyoming Integrated Test Center located at Dry Fork Station   The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded funding to a leading research and development company to test carbon capture technologies at the Wyoming Integrated Test Center...
Governor Mark Gordon

Gordon Promises Caution, Pitches Land Deal as an Investment

Gov. Mark Gordon speaks to lawmakers on the opening day  of the 2020 Legislative session. (Andrew Grahm/WyoFile) By Andrew Graham, WyoFile.com If the Legislature gives its initial approval, a proposed deal to buy 1 million acres...
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Energy Update for May 1

Here's your Campbell County energy update for May 1. Spot Price: PRB Coal Week Ended 4/24/2020 $11.55 / Short Ton Last Week $11.55 / Short Ton (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration) Wyoming Coal Production Week Ended 4/25/2020 3,334 Thousand Short Tons Previous Week 3,309 Thousand...