Petroleum Association of Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Petroleum Association Says It Supports Bonding Increase http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/petroleum-association-says-it-supports-bonding-increase <p>The Senate Minerals Committee approved a bill Monday that would increase the amount of money oil and gas operators have to put up before accessing split estate properties.</p><p></p><p>A split estate is when a private landowner owns the surface land and not the mineral rights. The bill raises the minimum bonding amount from $2,000 to $10,000. The bond covers any damages to the property from development, when a surface use agreement can’t be negotiated.</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 23:45:15 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 54164 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Petroleum Association Says It Supports Bonding Increase Potential for Gas Price Increase If Oil Ban Lifted http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/potential-gas-price-increase-if-oil-ban-lifted <p>For forty years the U-S has banned the export of most all crude oil. Matt Laslo reports a new debate is raging in Washington over whether to end the ban.</p><p>MATT LASLO: The U-S banned crude oil exports after the Arab oil embargo of 1973. It’s been in place since, which has negatively impacted global oil prices. Wyoming Republican Senator John Barrasso says he’s ready to lift the ban.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 23:46:41 +0000 Matt Laslo 53060 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Potential for Gas Price Increase If Oil Ban Lifted Sportsmen petition to protect Wyoming Range from oil and gas production http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/sportsmen-petition-protect-wyoming-range-oil-and-gas-production <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More than two dozen outdoor advocacy groups wrote the US Forest Service this week, asking it to remove almost 45,000 acres-worth of land in the Wyoming Range from consideration for oil and gas leases.</span></p><p></p><p>The organizations, including Trout Unlimited and the Wyoming Wildlife Federation, said the land comprises vital habitat for mule deer, moose and cutthroat trout.</p><p></p> Thu, 30 May 2013 21:43:22 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 41555 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Sportsmen petition to protect Wyoming Range from oil and gas production Workers inhale dangerous amounts of fracking dust, study finds http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/workers-inhale-dangerous-amounts-fracking-dust-study-finds <p>A study by the National Institute of Occupational Safety found that workers involved with hydraulic fracturing are often exposed to dangerously high levels of silica.</p><p>Silica sand is used in fracking fluid, and breathing dust from the material can cause lung diseases and cancer.</p><p>The sites that were monitored for the study were all outside Wyoming, but John Robitaille with the Petroleum Association of Wyoming says companies here still need to take the matter seriously.</p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 23:24:44 +0000 Willow Belden 27730 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Workers inhale dangerous amounts of fracking dust, study finds