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Pickens teaming up with family-run Wyoming firm

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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — T. Boone Pickens is teaming up with a family-run Wyoming business hoping to become the largest maker of natural gas engines for drilling rigs. The Texas oil tycoon’s energy hedge fund, BP Capital, is partnering with Casper-based Moser Energy Systems to create a new company — Mesa Natural Gas Solutions. Moser will continue making the engines and ...

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Truck driver charged with illegal oilfield dumping: Wyoming company could face more than $1M in penalties


By Amy Dalrymple , Forum News Service WILLISTON — Criminal charges have been filed against a truck driver accused of illegally dumping oilfield waste in western North Dakota, and the trucking company he worked for could face more than $1 million in civil penalties, officials said Tuesday. Leo Slemin, a driver with Black Hills Trucking of Wyoming, has been charged with a ...

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Ranchers in Rural Wyoming Concerned about Oil Development


By: John Bestoloffe , Shale Plays Media There aren’t usually people rushing to remote areas, and rural ranchers like it that way. People who live in sparsely-populated areas of the country live there because they do not like being in places with other people, noises, and lights. Oil booms are happening across the country, most prominently in Texas and North Dakota, ...

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Wyoming energy summit planned in May


McClatchy Newpapers, Greenley Tribune Wyoming leads the nation in coal and uranium production and is fifth in natural gas and eighth in crude oil. It also has potential for alternative forms of energy including wind, solar and geothermal, which is why Gov. Matt Mead, the Wyoming Business Report and the Energy Summit Steering Committee created Wyoming’s first Energy Summit. The ...

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Energy boom spurs growth west of the Mississippi


WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s energy boom is fueling population growth west of the Mississippi River. New 2013 census information released Thursday shows that 6 of the 10 fastest-growing metropolitan areas and 8 of the 10 fastest-growing counties in the country are located in or near the oil- and gas-rich fields of the Great Plains and Mountain West. More and more ...

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The Utah tar sands time bomb

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By John Deede, Shale Plays Media While the debate over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline stretching from Alberta’s tar sands to the U.S. Gulf Coast has dominated environmental news, few people are aware that Utah has its own tar sand formation. The U.S. Government Accountability Office estimates that the recoverable oil in the Green River Formation located in Colorado, Wyoming and ...

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Wyoming High Court Questions Ruling Against Fracking Chemical Disclosure


CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Supreme Court is telling a lower court to reconsider whether the public has the right to know the ingredients in the chemical products used to facilitate hydraulic fracturing. A judge had ruled that the chemical ingredients are shielded from disclosure as corporate trade secrets, but the state Supreme Court remanded the case Wednesday on ...

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Wyoming’s Platte Valley residents brace for energy boom


January 19, 2014 12:00 pm  •  By CHRISTINE PETERSON Star-Tribune staff writer PLATTE VALLEY — Jim and Matt McCaulley travel to Saratoga every year out of love for their father and a valley that never seems to change. They fish. They float the North Platte River. They drink at the Wolf Hotel. Jim lives in California. His brother in Maryland. When they come to ...

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Money for Jackson compressed natural gas station up for vote – Casper Star-Tribune Online

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JACKSON(AP) — Wyoming’s top state officials plan to vote Thursday on a $767,000 state grant to help build a compressed natural gas station in Jackson to fuel  buses and other vehicles specially equipped to run on the gas. The Wyoming Business Council previously recommended funding the project with a loan rather than a grant. Local officials say a loan won’t ...

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Newly-commissioned power plant slated for Niobrara

A commission partnership has been announced for a new gas processing plant in Converse County, Wyoming. Williams Partners L.P. and Crestwood Midstream Partners L.P. have collaborated to commission the Bucking Horse gas processing facility, which will boost the Powder River Basin’s processing capacity by 120 million cubic feet per day. The new site, located in Douglas, will include processing buildings, ...

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