Wyoming’s Powder River Basin http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en First Crude Oil Train Rolls Out of Black Thunder Terminal http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/first-crude-oil-train-rolls-out-black-thunder-terminal <p>Another rail loading facility for crude oil&nbsp;opened in Wyoming last week, bringing the total to at least seven.</p><p>Seventy- thousand barrels of Wyoming oil&nbsp;rolled out of the Black Thunder terminal in the Powder River Basin, headed for a refinery on the East Coast.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:35:51 +0000 Miles Bryan 60339 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org First Crude Oil Train Rolls Out of Black Thunder Terminal Contractor Dies At North Antelope Rochelle Mine http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/contractor-dies-north-antelope-rochelle-mine <p>A contractor died at Peabody Coal's North Antelope Rochelle Mine in the Powder River Basin early Wednesday morning.</p><p>The contractor, whose name hasn't been released, died inside a hydraulic scoria crusher around 6 a.m., according to Amy Louviere, a spokeswoman for the Mine Safety and Health Administration.</p><p>“The crusher apparently started up and it ultimately crushed the miner,” Loviere said. “That victim was airlifted to a nearby medical facility and he is deceased.”</p><p>Louviere says local MSHA officials are on the scene and will be conducting a thorough investigation.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 23:16:59 +0000 Aaron Schrank 59349 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Contractor Dies At North Antelope Rochelle Mine Coal lease sales potentially undervalued, leading to possible millions lost for government http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/coal-lease-sales-potentially-undervalued-leading-possible-millions-lost-government <p>The Bureau of Land Management is responsible for coal on federal lands. That coal makes up about 40 percent of total coal production in the U.S. Of the 314 existing federal coal leases, nearly a quarter of the leases are in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin. Companies acquire these leases by bidding on the right to mine the federal coal. It has generated a lot of income, which the federal government splits with states. But not everyone thinks the program is working as it should and that the government might be losing out on money.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 22:29:16 +0000 Irina Zhorov 45845 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Coal lease sales potentially undervalued, leading to possible millions lost for government