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 By Nicole Pollack    News    August 11, 2022

Big discovery can't all be drilled

CASPER — Amid reports that a billion-barrel oil reserve had been discovered in central Wyoming, the company behind the find was quick to explain that it has not, in fact, doubled the known volume of recoverable oil in the state. Canadian Overseas P... Full story

 
 By Nicole Pollack    News    July 14, 2022

Gas prices start to sink

CASPER — The price at the pump has started to decline after rising sharply through the end of spring. Since that increase accelerated, Wyoming’s numbers have followed a couple of weeks behind the national trend. The average price of regular... Full story

 
 By Nicole Pollack    News    July 7, 2022

Groups sue over lease sale

CASPER — A dozen environmental groups filed two separate lawsuits on Wednesday challenging the federal oil and gas lease sale underway in Wyoming. The sale is the state’s first under President Joe Biden. Both lawsuits were filed less than a day... Full story

 
 By Nicole Pollack    News    April 14, 2022

Congress OKs outdoor access bill

CASPER — Outdoor recreation is poised to become more accessible. A bill to modernize mapping of federal lands that was championed by Wyoming’s U.S. senators cleared Congress last week and headed to the president’s desk. The Modernizing Access... Full story

 

Ukraine invasion could keep energy prices high

CASPER —Wyoming’s oil and gas industry appears to be in for another tumultuous year. It looked, until recently, like the market would stabilize at last. Prices, though still high, would start to fall, and supply would eventually catch up with... Full story

 

Federal, state officials spar over Bridger

CASPER — On unit 2 of the Jim Bridger power plant, Wyoming isn’t taking no for an answer. State leaders and operating utility Rocky Mountain Power have doubled down on their commitment to resolving a dispute over pollution controls, and keeping... Full story

 

Committee rejects proposed energy tax structure

CASPER — Sen. Cale Case on Thursday proposed a new energy tax structure that would be shared across all electricity producers. But a motion to have a bill drafted for the plan failed by a vote of 4–9 in the Joint Revenue Committee. Case,... Full story

 
 By Nicole Pollack    News    August 5, 2021

Report says oil and gas moratorium effect minimal

CASPER — The Biden administration’s pause on federal drilling leases alarmed the oil and gas industry. But a new report argues that its economic impacts will be negligible — even for Wyoming. Decades of stockpiled leases will enable the... Full story

 
 By Nicole Pollack    News    June 24, 2021

Rig count slowly recovering

CASPER –– A year after the number of drilling rigs in Wyoming fell to zero for the first time in more than a century, the state’s rig count is inching back up. Oil prices have rebounded from their below-zero pandemic lows to more than $70 per... Full story

 
 By Nicole Pollack    News    June 17, 2021

Six new wind farms planned for Wyoming

CASPER — Six proposed wind farms could add more than 1,600 megawatts of electricity generation capacity to Wyoming’s grid by 2024, according to an announcement this week by utility Rocky Mountain Power’s parent company, PacifiCorp. If built,... Full story

 

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