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Oil and gas facilities managed by the BLM Pinedale Field Office (H/t Bryan Nealy, BLM Wyoming/Flickr, Creative Commons)

Report: nearly 18K Wyoming jobs lost at the end of 2020

The state economy recovered slightly from the COVID-19 pandemic at the end of 2020, but the labor market remained disconcerting moving into 2021, the Wyoming Economic Analysis Division (EAD) says.   According to a March...
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Energy Update for April 9, 2021

Spot Price: PRB Coal Week Ending 4/2/2021 $11.90 / Short Ton Week Ending 3/26/2021 $11.90 / Short Ton (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration) Wyoming Coal Production Week Ending 4/3/2021 4,419 Thousand Short Tons Week Ending 4/4/2020 4,194 Thousand Short Tons Year to Date (2021): 59,001 Thousand...

Congressional leaders tour Wyo Energy as Biden’s oil and gas ban continues

Congressional leaders visited northeastern Wyoming last Monday, seeking to witness, firsthand, the effects of President Joe Biden's executive orders on local industry. U.S. Reps. Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) and Bruce Westerman (R-Arkansas), the top Republican on...
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Energy Update for April 2, 2021

Spot Price: PRB Coal Week Ending 3/26/2021 $11.90 / Short Ton Week Ending 3/19/2021 $11.90 / Short Ton (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration) Wyoming Coal Production Week Ending 3/27/2021 4,521 Thousand Short Tons Week Ending 3/28/2020 4,355 Thousand Short Tons Year to Date (2021): 54,582 Thousand...
Oil Rig behind Buffalo Ridge Elementary

Petroleum Association Of Wyoming joins lawsuit challenging Biden’s federal oil lease ban

By The Center Square for Cowboy State Daily (this story originally appeared on Cowboy State Daily)  The Petroleum Association of Wyoming (PAW) has signed on as a joint petitioner in a lawsuit to fight President Joe...
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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...
Gov. Mark Gordon

Gov. Gordon joins in support of SCALE Act

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon late last week joined a bi-partisan group of governors in writing a letter of support to Congress on the SCALE Act, according to a March 19 press release from the...

The Coal Plant Next Door

By Max Blau, ProPublica This story was originally published by ProPublica and co-published with Georgia Health News, a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. Mark Berry raised his right hand, pledging to tell the whole...
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Energy Update for March 19, 2021

Spot Price: PRB Coal Week Ending 3/12/2021 $11.95 / Short Ton Week Ending 3/5/2021 $11.95 / Short Ton (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration) Wyoming Coal Production Week Ending 3/13/2021 4,706 Thousand Short Tons Week Ending 3/14/2020 3,967 Thousand Short Tons Year to Date (2021): 46,656 Thousand...

Congress Pitches Bipartisan Effort for Carbon Capture, Storage

Efforts to aid in the development of carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technologies and infrastructure are underway on both sides of the aisle, U.S. lawmakers announced Wednesday. This week, a bipartisan effort in the...