Royalties http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wind River Tribes Plan Ahead For Settlement Checks http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wind-river-tribes-plan-ahead-settlement-checks <p></p><p>WILLOW BELDEN: In 2012, the tribes who share the Wind River Indian Reservation, the Eastern Shoshone and the Northern Arapaho Tribes, came to a settlement with the federal government for a mineral royalties mismanagement case dating back to the 1970’s. The federal government has finally released the money from the settlement, and tribal members on Wind River are anxiously awaiting their checks. Wyoming Public Radio’s Irina Zhorov joins us to talk about the settlement and what it means to the Wind River Community.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 01:37:02 +0000 Irina Zhorov 57170 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wind River Tribes Plan Ahead For Settlement Checks Transparency initiative targets extractive industries http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/transparency-initiative-targets-extractive-industries <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"></div><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Nearly half of Wyoming is federal land, and the government collects billions of dollars in taxes and royalties every year from industries using that land. But it isn’t always clear where that money goes, and who benefits from it. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 12:56:54 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 49137 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Transparency initiative targets extractive industries Oil and gas operators flaring more gas, paying no taxes or royalties http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/oil-and-gas-operators-flaring-more-gas-paying-no-taxes-or-royalties <p>Oil development in the state is bringing up natural gas along with the oil, but some of the gas is getting burned off in flares and the state is missing out on taxes and royalty payments. The reason the gas is getting flared is that there are not enough pipelines in place to connect new wells to markets.</p><p>The President of the Wyoming Petroleum Association, Bruce Hinchey, says it doesn’t always make sense to build new pipelines for the relatively small quantities of gas coming up.</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 23:14:31 +0000 Irina Zhorov 38700 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Oil and gas operators flaring more gas, paying no taxes or royalties DOI to investigate coal sales to overseas markets http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/doi-investigate-coal-sales-overseas-markets <p>The US Department of the Interior has assembled a task force and an action plan to investigate coal exports. The move comes after a letter from US Senators Wyden, of Oregon, and Murkowski, of Alaska, asked the agency to find out whether coal companies are properly reporting their sales. Increasingly, Wyoming’s coal producers are examining markets overseas to make up for a slump in domestic sales. Companies can fetch significantly higher prices for coal in Asian markets, and by selling through an affiliated intermediary, they could report the initial sale instead of the higher, final sale. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 00:20:22 +0000 Irina Zhorov 36536 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org DOI to investigate coal sales to overseas markets