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Western Energy Alliance Responds to Pres. Obama’s Address

DENVER – In his final State of the Union address, President Barack Obama reaffirmed his go-it-alone posture on key issues, including energy production and the environment. The president will continue side-stepping Congress by using executive actions to implement his climate change goals, which include rules targeting oil and natural gas producers across the West. Tim Wigley, president of Western Energy ...

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New gloom for Rockies coal with Arch bankruptcy filing

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The beginning of bankruptcy proceedings for the nation’s second-biggest coal company cast another dark cloud over the economy of Wyoming and other states in the top coal-producing region, following a bankruptcy filing by another major coal operator last year. Arch Coal Inc.’s Chapter 11 reorganization announced Monday won’t affect employee pay or benefits, cause mines to close, ...

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Wyoming natural gas production falls for sixth year

CASPER, Wyo. — Production from Wyoming’s natural gas fields fell in 2015 for the sixth consecutive year, while natural gas in the U.S. has been on the rise. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that production slumped 14 percent in 2015. According to the preliminary figures from the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission production levels fell to the smallest annual haul since 2001. U.S. ...

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Natural gas still a good option

Natural gas still a good option

In the past few months the cost of gasoline at the pump has tumbled to lows not seen in years and placed an interesting contrast for one of Pueblo’s newest projects. As of Wednesday, the cost of a gallon of traditional, petroleum gasoline was $1.78, about 22 cents cheaper than what’s advertised for compressed natural gas. But the slide in ...

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Colorado oil and gas spill report for Jan. 4

The following spills were reported to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in the past two weeks. Information is based on Form 19, which operators must fill out detailing the leakage/spill events. Any spill release that may impact waters of the state must be reported as soon as practical. Any spill of five barrels or more must be reported ...

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Report: Wyoming hit hard by oil and gas slowdown

oil and gas pumpjack operates in the Niobrara formation in Wyoming

CHEYENNE — Wyoming’s energy extraction sector took a beating in the third quarter of 2015, thanks to the continued drop in global oil and natural gas prices. That’s among the conclusions drawn in a report released recently by the state’s Economic Analysis Division. Principal economist Wenlin Liu said that, compared to the third quarter of 2014, mining sector jobs — ...

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