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How A Biden Presidency Could Impact Wyoming Energy

President-elect Joe Biden made some big promises that, if kept, could prove disastrous for the Wyoming energy economy, but it’s not likely to happen given the outcome of the election, one energy economist says. In...
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Energy Update for Jan. 8, 2021

Spot Price: PRB Coal Week Ending 1/1/2021 $11.55 / Short Ton Week Ending 12/25/2020 $11.55 / Short Ton (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration) Wyoming Coal Production Week Ending 1/2/2021 4,117 Thousand Short Tons Week Ending 12/26/2020 4,877 Thousand Short Tons Year to Date (2021): 1,171 Thousand...
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Oil Prices Predicted to Increase in 2021, Report Says

Pandemic stricken oil and gas prices could rise this coming year as virus-related shutdowns are predicted to come to an end, according to analysts at Wood Mackenzie, a global energy, renewables and mining research...
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Energy Update for Jan. 1, 2021

Spot Price: PRB Coal Week Ending 1/1/2021 $11.55 / Short Ton Week Ending 12/25/2020 $11.55 / Short Ton (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration) Wyoming Coal Production Week Ending 12/26/2020 3,628 Thousand Short Tons Week Ending 12/28/2019 4,156 Thousand Short Tons Year to Date (2020): 218,285 Thousand...
Haul trucks sit idle at Eagle Butte Mine July 1, 2019, after employees were escorted from the property and the gates locked.

Gunnin’ for Hoops

By Jennifer Kocher and Mark Christensen, Outliers News New county attorney looks to bring charges against former Blackjewel CEO Jeff Hoops New Campbell County Attorney Mitch Damsky is making good on his promise to look into...
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Energy Update for Dec. 18, 2020

Spot Price: PRB Coal Week Ending 12/11/2020 $11.55 / Short Ton Week Ending 12/4/2020 $11.55 / Short Ton (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration) Wyoming Coal Production Week Ending 12/12/2020 4,689 Thousand Short Tons Week Ending 12/14/2019 5,228 Thousand Short Tons Year to Date (2020): 210,046 Thousand...
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100% Clean Power Plan Raises Grid Reliability Questions

By Miranda Willson, Energywire, E&E News A new report from California regulators is spotlighting the grid reliability challenge that states could face as they try to decarbonize their power sectors. Earlier this month, three California agencies...
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Energy Update for Friday, Dec. 11

Spot Price: PRB Coal Week Ending 12/4/2020 $11.55 / Short Ton Week Ending 11/27/2020 $11.60 / Short Ton (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration) Wyoming Coal Production Week Ending 12/5/2020 4,855 Thousand Short Tons Week Ending 12/7/2019 5,234 Thousand Short Tons Year to Date (2020): 205,357 Thousand...
Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) speaking with reporters this week (Francis Chung/E&E News).

Energy Talks Continue In Shadow of COVID-19, Spending Chaos

By Geof Koss, Jeremy Dillon and George Cahlink, E&E Daily, E&E News If Congress can avert an immediate funding crisis today, a long-shot effort to attach energy policy provisions and pandemic aid to an omnibus...
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Pandemic, Low Demand Push 2 Coal Companies to Bankruptcy

By James Marshall, E&E News PM, E&E News Two coal companies filed for bankruptcy restructuring this week in the latest indication that the industry's long-term woes have been intensified by the coronavirus pandemic. Lighthouse Resources Inc., operator...