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UW offering scholarships for laid off coal workers

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science has created a new scholarship fund for displaced coal workers after hundreds of Wyoming coal miners were laid off in recent months. Ten scholarships at $1,500 apiece for one academic year are being offered. The scholarship is a one-time award, but it can be applied for ...

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With little drilling, Wyoming oil surge not expected to last

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming’s oil industry saw an odd divergence last summer: Oil production soared to a 23-year high while drilling for new oil fell to a 16-year low. Experts say the trend can’t last. They say with little new drilling, it’s just a matter of time before oil production follows suit and declines, too. And they warn Wyoming’s economy ...

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Power plants challenged by carbon capture and storage

The Obama administration’s push to cut greenhouse gas pollution from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years has the energy industry taking another look at carbon capture and storage techniques. Known as CCS, the process of taking carbon dioxide from plant emissions and injecting it underground has not been used on a large commercial scale in ...

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UW receives $1 million grant for oil and gas research

LARAMIE, Wyo. — An oilfield services company is giving the University of Wyoming $1 million to support research on unconventional oil and gas reservoirs in the state. The money provided by Houston-based Baker Hughes Inc. will be used over a three-year period by the UW School of Energy Resources. Baker Hughes has previously partnered with the university on energy research. ...

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Wyoming’s middle class shrinks least in nation

CHEYENNE — Wyoming lost some of its middle class and jobs because of the Great Recession — but its losses were the smallest in the nation, a research organization says. A report by Stateline, a journalism project for the Pew Charitable Trusts, found that 51.2 percent of Wyoming resident were considered to have middle class incomes in 2013, as opposed ...

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Hess Corp gives $15 million to University of Wyoming

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Energy firm Hess Corp. has donated $15 million to the University of Wyoming to bolster research into extracting hard-to-get oil and gas deposits. With the new donation, Hess has now invested a total of $25 million in UW since 2013. This makes Hess the single largest corporate partner in the university’s history. Gov. Matt Mead and UW ...

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Spring enrollment at University of Wyoming increases

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming has enrolled 12,627 students for the spring semester, an increase of 162 from a year ago, according to the UW Office of Student Affairs. The increase in spring enrollment follows a 105-student increase in fall enrollment. While spring enrollment numbers are generally lower than those in the fall, the fall-to-spring retention rate increased ...

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