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Energy Update for May 28

Spot Price: PRB Coal Week Ending 5/21/2021 $12.05 / Short Ton Week Ending 5/14/2021 $12.05 / Short Ton (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration) Wyoming Coal Production Week Ending 5/22/2021 4,799 Thousand Short Tons Week Ending 5/23/2020 3,469 Thousand Short Tons Year to Date (2021): 92,243 Thousand...
G7 leaders hold talks on the second day of the 2015 Summit in Germany

Wyoming coal exports dealt another blow

G7 countries, in an effort to stem the effects of climate change, agree to stop funding for coal power projects that emit carbon by the end of 2021 Wyoming’s hopes to export Powder River Basin...
Gov. Mark Gordon

Solicitor General says Wyoming lacks reason to sue over coal port because of terminal...

By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily (this story originally appeared on Cowboy State Daily)  The U.S. Supreme Court needs to rule on the issue of whether Washington state can use its laws to block a proposed...
Drill rig operating in Wyoming in pursuit of federally-owned minerals (H/t BLM Wyoming/Flickr, Creative Commons)

Oil association: Biden’s energy policies could lead to ‘devastation’ for Wyoming

By Elyse Kelly, The Center Square Wyoming’s oil and gas industry continues to warn of the economic costs as the Biden administration’s moratorium on federal land leases stretches on. Most of Wyoming’s oil and gas production...

Energy Update for May 21

Spot Price: PRB Coal Week Ending 5/14/2021 $12.05 / Short Ton Week Ending 5/7/2021 $12.05 / Short Ton (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration) Wyoming Coal Production Week Ending 5/15/2021 5,139 Thousand Short Tons Week Ending 5/16/2020 3,387 Thousand Short Tons Year to Date (2021): 87,443 Thousand...
Haul trucks sit idle at Eagle Butte Mine July 1, 2019, after employees were escorted from the property and the gates locked.

Wyoming’s numbers putting mining job losses at 25% are misleading, industry group says

By Elyse Kelly, The Center Square Wyoming's mining industry lost 4,900 jobs — a 25.3% reduction — from March 2020 to March 2021, according to a recent report by the Wyoming Economic Analysis Division. But those numbers are a bit...

#WhatsHappening this weekend: May 20 – 23

Here’s your weekly roundup of #WhatsHappening this weekend in County 17. Thursday, May 20 PGA Championship Watch Party When: 12 p.m. Where: Legends, 10800 S. Douglas Hwy. Cost: Free Let's Taco 'Bout Momentum Physical Therapy May Chamber Mixer  When: 5 -...

Report: Coal’s decline hits Powder River Basin mines differently

By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile Powder River Basin mines that supply lower-heating-value coals — including several operated by newcomers Eagle Specialty Materials and Navajo Transitional Energy Co. — might be at greater risk of closing sooner,...

Energy Update for May 14, 2021

Spot Price: PRB Coal Week Ending 5/7/2021 $12.05 / Short Ton Week Ending 4/30/2021 $12.05 / Short Ton (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration) Wyoming Coal Production Week Ending 5/8/2021 4,634 Thousand Short Tons Week Ending 5/9/2020 3,444 Thousand Short Tons Year to Date (2021): 82,304 Thousand...

Federal grants add momentum to Wyo carbon capture movement

By Nick Reynolds, WyoFile The United States Department of Energy last Friday announced $99 million in grants to study technology that removes carbon from industrial exhaust and uses it for other purposes, like manufacturing. More...