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Zones may help with Laramie County water issues

CHEYENNE — The Laramie County Water Appropriation Committee is considering a plan that could tailor individual aquifer recharge measures to specific areas of the county. The committee is tasked with drafting a plan to combat the county’s depleting groundwater supply. It has the power to create water policy for the Laramie County Control Area. Established in 1981, the control area encompasses ...

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Oil lease meeting draws wary residents

About 150 residents of the Casper and Evansville areas were present for a public informational session led by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Thursday, The Casper Journal reports. The meeting’s discussion zeroed-in on propositions of federal oil and gas leases for 22,000 acres in the area. The Bureau held off 12 acres of the land slated for this month’s ...

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Wyoming nets more than $4.4 million in wind generated taxes

RAWLINS, Wyo. — More than $4.4 million was generated from taxes on wind production across Wyoming in the last fiscal year, according to the state Department of Revenue. Albany, Carbon, Converse, Laramie, Natrona and Uinta counties share in $2.7 million with the state’s portion of the revenue at slightly more than $1.7 million. Loyd Drain, executive director for Wyoming Infrastructure ...

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US rig count decreases 48 to 1,310

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HOUSTON — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell by 48 this week to 1,310 amid depressed oil prices. The Houston firm said Friday in its weekly report 1,019 rigs were exploring for oil and 289 for gas. Two were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago ...

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Lawmakers question University of Wyoming’s share of budget

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Some lawmakers are questioning the University of Wyoming allocation under a bill pending in the Legislature, even as supporters say the investment is critical to the state’s future. Both houses of the Wyoming Legislature this week gave preliminary approval to a plan sending $56 million to the university out of a total $112.6 million the state expects ...

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Developments at the Wyoming Legislature

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on Thurs., Feb 12, the 23rd day of the 2015 General Session: BUDGET BILL Both the House and the Senate voted to give preliminary approval to the supplemental appropriations bill. The bill calls for intercepting nearly $200 million that had been on track for deposits into the state’s Rainy Day Fund to ...

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Plans for major new Wyoming mine buck pessimism about coal

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — Coal’s plunging fortunes and notoriety as the fuel blamed most for global warming aren’t discouraging one company that has purchased 1.2 billion tons of coal reserves in three U.S. states and is planning Wyoming’s first major new coal mine in 40 years. Ramaco’s strategy in Wyoming, the top coal-mining state: Dig the coal out as cheaply as ...

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Newly-commissioned power plant slated for Niobrara

natural gas processing site during sunset

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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