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Prop 112 Could Be The End of Oil and Gas in Colorado–What Will This...

Photo courtesy of BLM As the election nears, the last thing on voters minds in Wyoming is what voters in Colorado will do. Yet, a ballot initiative in Colorado could have enormous regional impacts on...
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Utility Carbon Goals Dashed if Trump Wins: Analysis

By Heather Richards, Greenwire, E&E News Reelecting President Trump would likely end the chance to decarbonize the U.S. power sector within the next 30 years, according to a report today from Wood Mackenzie. The Democratic nominee,...
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Energy Update for March 26, 2021

Spot Price: PRB Coal Week Ending 3/19/2021 $11.90 / Short Ton Week Ending 3/19/2021 $11.95 / Short Ton (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration) Wyoming Coal Production Week Ending 3/20/2021 4,405 Thousand Short Tons Week Ending 3/21/2020 4,006 Thousand Short Tons Year to Date (2021): 50,060 Thousand...
A directional drilling rig on public lands in Wyoming (H/t Bureau of Land Management/Flickr, Creative Commons)

‘Devastating’ Local Impacts of Proposed Ban on Oil & Gas Leases

A directional drilling rig on public lands in Wyoming (H/t Bureau of Land Management/Flickr, Creative Commons)   A ban on federal leasing and public lands could have devastating effects on Wyoming’s economy, according to a Sept....

Gillette Hosts Sixth Annual Energy Summit

The sixth annual WBR Energy Summit kicked off Tuesday afternoon with a bus tour of the Integrated Test Center (ITC) and test well site near Basin Electric Power Cooperative's Dry Fork Station north of...

Is PRB Coal Headed for Gradual Decline or Sheer Cliff?

A train loaded with Powder River Basin coal sat sidelined near Rozet recently. Wyoming's Powder River Basin coal complex is served by two railroads, Union Pacific and BNSF Railway, which predominantly use two-mile long...

Clear as Mud: Blackjewel’s Letter to Employees Offers Hope but no Certainty

Melissa Peterson-Worden admits it takes a lot to render her speechless, but she’s currently at a loss attempting to decipher the head-scratching correspondence from Blackjewel this week. First, the Sept. 9 letter to western employees...
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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...

Energy Update for July 2

Spot Price: PRB Coal Week Ending 6/25/2021 $11.95 / Short Ton Week Ending 6/18/2021 $12.00 / Short Ton (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration) Wyoming Coal Production Week Ending 6/26/2021 4,893 Thousand Short Tons Week Ending 6/27/2020 3,773 Thousand Short Tons Year to Date (2021): 112,412 Thousand...
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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...