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Oil and gas lawsuit will continue despite BLM plan to resume leases in 2022

By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily (this story originally appeared on Cowboy State Daily) A lawsuit filed in Wyoming to reverse a ban on oil and gas leasing on federal lands will continue despite the U.S....

PacifiCorp holds course to exit Wyoming coal

By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile Wyoming’s largest utility, Rocky Mountain Power, will decommission its entire coal-fired power fleet in the state by 2039 while continuing to add wind, solar and battery storage to its six-state operating...
An oil and gas rig overlooking Wyoming's Wind River Range. (H/t Larry Zuckerman/BLM Wyoming)

Energy Update for Aug. 27

Spot Price: PRB Coal Week Ending 8/20/2021 $11.90 / Short Ton Week Ending 8/13/2021 $11.95 / Short Ton (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration) Wyoming Coal Production Week Ending 8/21/2021 4,623 Thousand Short Tons Week Ending 8/22/2020 4,766 Thousand Short Tons Year to Date (2021): 150,052 Thousand...

Gordon Says Interior Dragging Feet On Mineral Leases

By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily (this story originally appeared on Cowboy State Daily) The U.S. Department of the Interior is dragging its feet in complying with a federal court ruling for it to resume mineral...
Coal mining on public tracts in the Powder River Basin. (H/t Bureau of Land Management/Flickr)

Wyoming’s bump in coal production positive, but not sign of recovery, geologist says

By Elyse Kelly, The Center Square After years of decline, Wyoming’s coal industry recently saw a bump in production. Powder River Basin (PRB) coal producers reported a 6% increase in production from January through June of...

Energy Update for Aug. 20

Spot Price: PRB Coal Week Ending 8/13/2021 $11.95 / Short Ton Week Ending 8/6/2021 $11.95 / Short Ton (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration) Wyoming Coal Production Week Ending 8/14/2021 4,842 Thousand Short Tons Week Ending 8/15/2020 4,350 Thousand Short Tons Year to Date (2021): 145,429 Thousand...

Biden gears up for renewed fight against oil and gas

By Casey Harper, The Center Square A federal judge has ruled the Biden administration must resume allowing oil and gas leasing on federal land and waters, but the administration is saying it will not go...

Multi-billion dollar Natrium nuclear project inches forward

By Nick Reynolds, WyoFile A progress report to members of the Joint Committee on Minerals, Business & Economic Development in Laramie Thursday offered mostly good news to proponents of building a first-of-its-kind nuclear reactor in...

Energy Update for Aug. 13

Spot Price: PRB Coal Week Ending 8/6/2021 $11.95 / Short Ton Week Ending 7/30/2021 $11.95 / Short Ton (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration) Wyoming Coal Production Week Ending 8/7/2021 4,839 Thousand Short Tons Week Ending 8/8/2020 4,384 Thousand Short Tons Year to Date (2021): 140,587 Thousand...
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Wyo’s economic recovery lags behind nation

By Nick Reynolds, WyoFile Wyoming’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic has been slower than most other states, according to state and federal data, with numerous indicators hinting the state’s economy may not reach its pre-pandemic...