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Laramie County oil production continues to drop

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Oil production in Laramie County continues to drop after record-high figures in December. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports the latest data from the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission shows that about 310,750 barrels of oil were extracted in Laramie County in June, a 3.6 percent uptick from last year, but nearly a 43 percent drop from ...

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3 welders burned in flash fire near Cheyenne

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Three welders suffered severe burns in a flash fire that erupted northeast of Cheyenne. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that the unidentified men were reportedly working on Kaiser-Francis Oil Company equipment when natural gas left in the system exploded and started the blaze Monday morning. The fire was reportedly put out with an extinguisher before firefighters arrived ...

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Oil drilling in Laramie County slows down

CHEYENNE — Low oil prices could be causing a slowdown in drilling activity in Laramie County after a long period of surging production. Almost 1.37 million barrels of oil were produced during the first three months of the year, according to the latest data from the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. The first quarter total is more than double ...

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Wyoming challenges trade secret ‘loophole’


When Wayne Lax first moved to Laramie County, the landscape and 10-minute bike ride to work quickly made his half-acre property feel like home. “I love where I live,” said Lax, who’s lived just outside of Cheyenne since 2000. “We can see the Rocky Mountains— it’s the most beautiful land I could ever imagine.” Though Lax appreciates the mountains and ...

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Laramie County focuses on fracking

CHEYENNE — If the size of the crowd inside the Storey Auditorium on Thursday night is any indication, folks in Laramie County have a keen interest in local oil production. Several hundred people packed the auditorium for an informational presentation about the oil and gas industry put on by state regulatory agencies and industry representatives. This likely comes as a ...

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Meeting in Cheyenne as region’s oil drilling picks up

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — People worried about booming oil development in the Cheyenne area will get a chance to air their concerns with state regulators and oil industry officials. Agencies including the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality and companies including EOG Resources have scheduled a public meeting on the oil boom Thursday in Cheyenne. Laramie County leads the state with more ...

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Bill proposes bringing gas-to-liquid plants here

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CHEYENNE – A legislative proposal could help entice companies to build multi-million-dollar or multi-billion-dollar gas-to-liquid plants in Wyoming, including one proposed for Cheyenne. The Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Minerals, Business and Economic Development Interim Committee voted Monday to sponsor a bill that would allow the state to buy natural gas and then contract with a plant to convert it into more ...

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Wyoming flaring numbers trending downward in 2014


Natural gas flaring in Wyoming is down statewide this year, according to data received by the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. Statewide last year, flaring volumes in Wyoming were up nearly 60 percent to 2.5 billion cubic feet. This year, flaring volumes statewide have decreased dramatically. The data claims statewide flaring is down to around 500 million cubic feet ...

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Wyoming sales tax booming


CHEYENNE – After a rough start to this decade, growing sales tax collections statewide and in Laramie County indicate the economy finally may have rebounded. Sales tax collections in Laramie County grew 18.3 percent in fiscal year 2014 compared to the prior year, according to a report by the Wyoming Economic Analysis Division. Experts say this trend has continued into ...

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