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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...
The Board of Campbell County Commissioners meet in regards to an unpaid property tax settlement.

County Commissioners Settle on Unpaid Tax Dispute with Energy Companies

The Board of Campbell County Commissioners agreed Monday to approve a property tax settlement agreement between Campbell County, the Campbell County Assessor, Carbon Creek Energy, LLC (CCE) and Powder River Midstream, LLC (PRM). The two...
Pinedale Anticline Natural Gas Field

Two Prominent Wyoming Gas Drillers in Financial Peril

An aerial view showing typical drilling activity in the Pinedale Anticline natural gas field in 2011. (Jonathan Selkowitz/Selko Photo/flickr/SkyTruth)) By Angus M. Thuermer, Jr., WyoFile A top financial ratings service has listed western Wyoming gas drillers...
President Trump at Podium. (H/t Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Biden Stumbles, Endangering Climate Action

By Adam Aton and Scott Waldman, Climatewire, E&E News Democrats dreamed that the 2020 election would deliver them a broad mandate to kick-start decarbonization across every sector of the economy. They woke up this morning with smaller hopes. Though...
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Energy Update for May 8

Here's your Campbell County energy update for May 8. Spot Price: PRB Coal Week Ended 5/1/2020 $11.50 / Short Ton Last Week $11.55 / Short Ton (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration) Wyoming Coal Production Week Ended 5/2/2020 3,134 Thousand Short Tons Previous Week 3,334 Thousand...
Gov. Mark Gordon chats with Rob Piippo, the president and general manager of the Kemmerer Coal Mine, after his state-of-the-state speech on Feb. 10. Piippo was one of Gordon’s guests for the speech and received an ovation from lawmakers when Gordon introduced him. (Mike Vanata/WyoFile)

Backing Gordon, Legislature Looks to Bet Big on Fossil Fuels

Gov. Mark Gordon chats with Rob Piippo, the president and general manager of the Kemmerer Coal Mine, after his state-of-the-state speech on Feb. 10. Piippo was one of Gordon’s guests for the speech and...

Blackjewel Lawyers Accuse Hoops of Looting the Company

A "bone yard" outside the Eagle Butte coal mine north of Gillette, filled with old mining equipment. Eagle Butte was one of several coal mines to temporarily close in 2019 due to Blackjewel's bankruptcy....
President Trump at Podium. (H/t Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Trump Declares Emergency to Boost Minerals Mining

By James Marshall, Energywire, E&E News President Trump signed an executive order during a visit to northeastern Minnesota's Iron Range yesterday declaring a national emergency to promote the mining of critical minerals needed in high-tech manufacturing. The...
Campbell County Coal Mine

Peabody Responds to ‘Challenging Industry Conditions’ with Layoffs

H/t Annalise Shingler. Peabody is "taking actions at the North Antelope Rochelle Mine in response to challenging industry conditions," according to a Thursday afternoon press release from the energy company, who cited low natural gas prices...
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Energy Update for Nov. 27

Here's your Campbell County energy update for MONTH DAY. Spot Price: PRB Coal Week Ending 11/20/2020 $11.60 / Short Ton Week Ending 11/13/2020 $11.60 / Short Ton (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration) Wyoming Coal Production Week Ending 11/21/2020 4,629 Thousand Short Tons Week Ending...