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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...
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Fight Over Ginsburg Replacement Jolts Capitol Hill

By George Cahlink & Pamela King, E&E Daily, E&E News A fierce, partisan battle is underway over who will replace late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg that's likely to consume Capitol Hill for the next...

Additional Funding for ACPIC Mulled in Joint Meeting

It’s already received a $1.5 million grant to begin construction, but the Advanced Carbon Product Innovation Center (ACPIC) will require an additional capital investment of $1.8 million before construction can be finalized. Of that $1.8...
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...

Company with Belle Ayr, Eagle Butte Ties Files For Bankruptcy

FM Coal, an Alabama-based company that was formerly associated with Eagle Specialty Materials (ESM), has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to documents filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of...
The Black Thunder coal mine in Wyoming is one of the nation's largest sources of coal. Arch Resources, its owner, is moving away from thermal coal production. (H/t Jeremy Buckingham/Flickr)

Coal Production Slashed At Powerhouse Mine

By Benjamin Storrow, Climatewire, E&E News Analysts have long predicted coal mines in the Powder River Basin would need to close. But few would have singled out Black Thunder as the mine to take the hit. Black Thunder...

Summer Coal Mine Tours Hope to Continue

With the first small coal mines opening in 1909 in the Gillette area, the Campbell County summer coal mine tours have been an integral part of local summer tourism for around 30 years now....

Solar Professionals Band Together for Wyoming

The renewable energy sector took a giant step forward in the Cowboy State with the formation of the Wyoming Solar Energy Association (WYSE). The trade organization’s kick off was announced at the Powder River...
Arch Coal's Black Thunder mine in southern Campbell County commenced operations in 1977. Arch Coal shed $5 billion in debt before emerging from bankruptcy in 2016, making it one of the most financially resilient mine operators in Wyoming's Powder River Basin. (Dustin Bleizeffer)

Arch Exit Signals Next Phase of Decline for Wyo Coal

By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile Wyoming’s second largest coal company confirmed last week what many miners and residents had feared: It will prepare to close its mines in the state even as it looks for a buyer...
Haul trucks sit idle at Eagle Butte Mine July 1, 2019, after employees were escorted from the property and the gates locked.

West Virginia Judge Denies Blackjewel’s Emergency Financing Motion

Haul trucks sit idle at Eagle Butte Mine July 1, 2019, after employees were escorted from the property and the gates locked. Early this morning, after more than five-and-a-half hours of testimony, Judge Frank...