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New Meritage pipeline to begin production soon

Denver-based Meritage Midstream Services has announced the company will be expanding beginning in January, according to the Denver Business Journal. Meritage Midstream is a natural gas and crude oil treatment, gathering and transportation company. Their expansion will be coming via a 108-mile segment of new Wyoming pipeline that will carry natural gas liquids. In August 2013, Meritage acquired a natural ...

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2014 was tough year for Powder River Basin coal

CASPER, Wyo. — Proposed new federal regulations, clogged rail lines and plunging prices added up to a tough year for coal mined from the Powder River Basin, but several companies are on track to exceed last year’s production and the region’s mines remain valuable assets. Many warn that burning coal to generate electricity is a huge contributor to climate change. ...

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Bakken pipeline capacity set to increase

Hiland Crude LLC announced that it will extend the deadline for receiving shipper commitments for both the Double H and Tallgrass Pony Express pipelines, according to a report by the Bakken Magazine. The pipelines will allow producers to transmit crude produced in the Bakken to Guernsey, Wyoming, and Cushing, Oklahoma. Once completed, the Double H pipeline will be able to ...

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More troopers head to booming Wyoming oil highway

GILLETTE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Highway Patrol is sending more troopers to patrol a highway through the booming oil patch in the Powder River Basin. Traffic on Wyoming Highway 59 between Gillette and Douglas has surged more than 40 percent over the past year. Oil production in the area has doubled over the past five years. The Highway Patrol began ...

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Niobrara crude production trending upwards

The Niobrara shale in Colorado is producing crude at rates even higher than anticipated, according to a report by RBN Energy. Since January 2012, production from the Niobrara’s top two regions—the Denver Julesburg (DJ) and Powder River Basic (PRB)—is up 260 percent and is expected to double again by the end of 2019. According to the report, the DJ Basin ...

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Meritage provides boost to natural gas production in Niobrara

Natural gas producers throughout the Powder River Basin now have their very own processing plant, as Meritage Midstream Services announced yesterday, via their website, that they have successfully completed the project. Meritage Midstream is a Denver-based company that provides oil and gas producers with a full complement of midstream services. The processing plant, titled “50 Buttes,” resides in Campbell County, ...

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Wyo. energy, ag booming after earlier downturns

CHEYENNE – Numerous sectors of Wyoming’s economy are experiencing marked growth – and even a few records, a report from the state shows. The report from the state’s Economic Analysis Division covers the state’s economy through the second quarter of 2014. It found growth in employment has been happening nearly across the board. All but one sector (government) posted year-over-year ...

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Wyoming landowners’ group pushing for increased drilling setbacks

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media A Wyoming landowners’ group has called on oil and gas regulators to bolster proposed rules that would increase the minimum setback requirements between drilling operations and homes, according to a report by the Casper Star Tribune. Earlier this month members of the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission proposed increasing the setbacks of vertical ...

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Powder River Basin production increases with horizontal drilling


Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media The Powder River Basin is experiencing a surge in oil production thanks to the advent of horizontal drilling, according to a recent report by the Energy Information Administration. The Power River Basin consists of over 43,000 square miles of land, and is located primarily in northeast Wyoming and southeast Montana but also extends into ...

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