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Could Wyoming oil boom be over before it started?


CASPER, Wyo. — Plunging oil prices and other factors are slowing Wyoming’s fledgling oil boom. Industry executives and observers blame a 40 percent drop in price, months of tepid global demand and news that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries will not curtail production. Anschutz Corp. is scaling back from its aggressive plans to drill for oil in Campbell County. ...

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Reopening old Wyoming iron mine investigated

ATLANTIC CITY, Wyo. — The Wyoming Business Council is investigating the feasibility of reopening an Atlantic City iron mine that has been closed for more than 30 years, a prospect that could take at least 10 years and cost more than half a billion dollars. The mine near South Pass in the southern Wind River Mountains opened in 1963. The ...

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5 Wyoming counties could top proposed ozone limit

CASPER, Wyo. — Five Wyoming counties could exceed a new standard for atmospheric ozone proposed but not yet implemented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, recent air pollution monitoring shows. The proposal announced Wednesday calls for lowering the ozone threshold from 75 parts per billion to between 65 and 70 ppb and possibly as low as 60 ppb. Monitoring equipment ...

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Black Hills to acquire 2nd small gas utility

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Black Hills Corp. says it has bought another small natural gas utility. Rapid City, South Dakota-based Black Hills announced this week Wyoming regulators approved its $6 million purchase of MGTC. The subsidiary of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. distributes natural gas to 400 customers in northeastern Wyoming. Black Hills announced last month it was buying a natural gas utility ...

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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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Number of highway fatalities in Wyoming up


CASPER, Wyo. — Nearly twice as many people have died on Wyoming highways so far this year compared with 2013. Wyoming Highway Patrol figures show that 135 people have died as of last week this year in highway crashes. At the same point in 2013, the state had recorded 77 highway deaths. For all of 2013, there were 87 total ...

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Supreme Court takes up Montana coal tax dispute

BILLINGS, Mont. — Montana tax authorities will appear before the state Supreme Court Tuesday to argue a Wyoming mining company owes $3.4 million for selling coal to an affiliate at less than market value. State officials says Cloud Peak Energy of Gillette, Wyo., undervalued coal it sold between 2005 and 2007 and paid too little in taxes as a result. ...

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Company proposes to drill up to 1,500 oil wells

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CASPER, Wyo. — A Houston oil company is proposing to drill up to 1,500 oil wells along the Campbell-Converse county line in northeast Wyoming. EOG Resources submitted its plans to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to drill in a nearly 120,000-acre area between Wright and Bill. It seeks to develop 150 wells annually for 10 years and seeks an ...

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Gas line opponents get tips in West Wyoming


WEST WYOMING – People opposed to natural gas pipelines crossing through Luzerne County received some tips Monday night from opponents who have been fighting pipelines outside Northeastern Pennsylvania. The local Gas Drillers Awareness Coalition, which has joined with organizations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey to try to keep five proposed pipelines out, brought in speakers from four groups to the ...

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