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Wyoming oil spill caused by backhoe and corrosion

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media An oil spill of 25,000 gallons in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin that occurred in May was caused by a backhoe damaging a 6-inch underground pipeline, according to a recent report by the Associated Press. The spill, however, wasn’t a direct result of the damage caused. The crude oil pipeline owned by Casper-based Belle Fourche ...

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Wyoming oil and gas explores new areas

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Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media Although the Niobrara formation is being praised in Wyoming for its vast reserves, production is moving to other areas that show promise. The Wyoming Oil and Gas Commission says that Niobrara oil production has increased from 365,000 barrels in 2010 to 3.5 million barrels last year. But last week’s announcement of Chesapeake Energy making ...

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Wyoming: July sees incline of oil and gas production

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media The Star-Tribune in Casper, Wyoming reported today that oil production in the state is continuing to increase into the month of July. Over the past few months the state of Wyoming has been steadily adding drilling rigs, greater than the number of new rigs put in place during the same time period last year. ...

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