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Wyoming Ethanol to suspend operations

TORRINGTON, Wyo. — The only ethanol plant in Wyoming will shut down because it can’t compete with lower gasoline prices, an official says. The Wyoming Ethanol plant is located in Torrington, and the shutdown is expected to affect about 20 workers. Terry Oldfield, chief executive officer for Renova Energy, parent company of Wyoming Ethanol, said the plant will be going ...

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Gift boosts Wyoming energy research

CHEYENNE — Gov. Matt Mead and University of Wyoming President Dick McGinity announced a new corporate partnership Friday that will bolster UW’s research into oil and gas extraction. In a news conference at the State Capitol, Mead and McGinity said UW will receive $12 million in equipment from Oregon-based FEI, a scientific and technical instrument manufacturer. Mead said the state ...

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Documents: Workers had no way to issue warning after spill

BILLINGS, Mont.— Members of a federal cleanup crew were initially trapped and unable to warn downstream communities that they had accidentally unleashed toxic waste water from a Colorado gold mine, according to government documents released Thursday. During that time, a trickle of water started by excavation work at the site grew to a torrent and 3 million gallons eventually poured ...

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Conservationist: Apocalyptic views about climate change don’t work to change minds

DENVER — To get to the most rational discussion about environmentalism and have it work in today’s world, the conversation has to change, a leader in the environmental movement told oil and gas energy industry officials this morning on the final day of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association’s annual conference at the Colorado Convention Center. Peter Kareiva, director of ...

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Energy experts, Colorado Senators weigh downside of Iran deal

Iran

DENVER — The Iran nuclear deal weighed heavy on oil industry minds Wednesday as they discussed global and domestic energy policy at the Colorado Convention Center. The 100-page agreement, which would lift sanctions against the country, allowing it back into the world energy market and supposedly limit its nuclear powers, has drawn the ire of many policymakers and many in ...

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Colorado Editorial Roundup

The (Loveland) Reporter-Herald, Aug. 22, on Longmont and Fort Collins fracking cases Few public policy issues in Colorado have been the subject of more intense debate, discussion and regulatory activity in recent years than the use of hydraulic fracturing in oil and gas drilling.” — City of Longmont, in its opening brief to the Colorado Court of Appeals Yes. And ...

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Oil, gas speakers: Industry downturn will only be solved by innovation, efficiencies and time

DENVER — The key to surviving an environment in which crude and natural gas prices remain near decade lows is to look internally, innovate, and simply wait it out, industry executives said Tuesday. But a healthy recovery won’t happen any time soon, they told a small crowd of industry professionals at the Colorado Oil and Gas Association’s annual Rocky Mountain ...

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Quakes shaking up New Mexico

Has oil and gas drilling claimed another state as an earthquake victim? Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey have linked the quakes in Kansas and Oklahoma to oil and gas activity, but KRQE reports fossil fuel development may be to blame several small quakes near Raton and Dagger Draw in New Mexico. “[There have] been very intense reviews of the ...

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