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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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