gas http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wyoming Energy Export Forum http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-energy-export-forum <p>Stephanie Joyce, Wyoming Public Media's Energy &amp; Natural Resources Reporter, will moderate a discussion on Wyoming's raw commodity exports, primarily focused on coal and natural gas. Speakers with a diversity of perspectives will be invited to participate in the conversation.<br /><br />Panelists include Dr. Roger Coupal, UW Professor of Agricultural &amp; Applied Economics, Shawn Reese, CEO of the Wyoming Business Council, and Wyoming Representative Thomas Lubnau, House District H31 (tentative).</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:01:37 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 61691 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Energy Export Forum Booming Oil And Gas Production Taxes Pipeline Network http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/booming-oil-and-gas-production-taxes-pipeline-network <p>In the first quarter of 2014, the United States surpassed both Russia and Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest oil producer. It already hit that mark for natural gas late last year. All of that oil and gas has to be transported from the fields where it’s drilled to refineries and processing plants, and most of that is done by pipeline, but the nation’s pipeline infrastructure isn’t currently up to the task.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 23:47:03 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 61209 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Booming Oil And Gas Production Taxes Pipeline Network Jury Awards Injured Oil And Gas Worker $5.1M http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/jury-awards-injured-oil-and-gas-worker-51m <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">A Wyoming jury has awarded $5.1 million dollars in damages to an oil and gas worker who was injured on the job in 2011.</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;" /><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;" /><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Then 22-year-old Horr was part of a crew working on a Merit Energy oil well when bu Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:07:50 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 61142 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Jury Awards Injured Oil And Gas Worker $5.1M Laramie County Sees Surge In Oil And Gas Development http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/laramie-county-sees-surge-oil-and-gas-development <p>For years, southeastern Wyoming has been expecting an oil boom that’s never arrived. Just across the border in Colorado, drilling has reached breakneck pace, but Wyoming has been relatively quiet -- until now. The discovery of a new, more promising oil reserve has led to a surge of interest in oil and gas development in Laramie County over the last few months.</p><p>In May of 2013, oil and gas companies applied for nine permits to drill in Laramie County. In May of 2014, companies applied for 132.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 23:08:01 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 59815 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Laramie County Sees Surge In Oil And Gas Development Crude Oil By Rail: On The Rise In Colorado And Everywhere http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/crude-oil-rail-rise-colorado-and-everywhere <p>The transport of crude oil by rail has spiked dramatically in recent years. <a href="https://www.aar.org/newsandevents/Freight-Rail-Traffic/Pages/2014-03-13-railtraffic.aspx#.U5dOtPldU1J">From 2012 to 2013 the amount carried</a> by the country's major freight railroads increased nearly 75 percent, according to the American Association of Railroads.&nbsp;&nbsp;Even though crude oil accounted for just over 1 percent of overall rail traffic last year, there's growing public concern about the potential oil spills and other hazards.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 22:58:25 +0000 Grace Hood & Inside Energy 59811 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Crude Oil By Rail: On The Rise In Colorado And Everywhere Inside Energy Production And Politics http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/inside-energy-production-and-politics <p>A continuing energy boom in the Rocky Mountains and Northern Great Plains is reshaping the future of what’s powering America, and we’re launching a new reporting project to keep track of that.</p><p>Through Inside Energy<em>, </em>we’re teaming up with public radio and television stations in Colorado, Wyoming and North Dakota to explore the complex energy issues affecting our lives.</p><p>The three states are feeling this new energy economy differently, and it’s changing political realities in different ways.</p><p></p><p><strong>WYOMING</strong></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 22:42:09 +0000 Dan Boyce 58420 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Inside Energy Production And Politics Arch Coal Writes Off Investment in DKRW Coal-To-Gas Project http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/arch-coal-writes-investment-dkrw-coal-gas-project <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">In the latest sign of a shaky future for the nation’s first coal-to-gas conversion plant, one of the project’s major investors has written it off as a loss. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:46:07 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 57349 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Arch Coal Writes Off Investment in DKRW Coal-To-Gas Project Halliburton Donates $3M To University Of Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/halliburton-donates-3m-university-wyoming <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The University of Wyoming is getting a major donation for its new energy and engineering research complex.&nbsp; Halliburton is giving $2 million to be applied&nbsp;towards a 'high bay' research facility.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 00:45:00 +0000 Bob Beck 54866 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Halliburton Donates $3M To University Of Wyoming Oil and gas could see new setback rules http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/oil-and-gas-could-see-new-setback-rules <p>The head of the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission says his agency will consider changing setback rules. Those are the rules that govern how far away oil and gas operations, such as wells, have to be from things like houses.</p><p>Grant Black spoke at a public meeting in Douglas last night. He says currently, the setback rule is the same, regardless of whether you’re dealing with a home or something else. But he says that could change.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 14:56:27 +0000 Willow Belden 52692 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Oil and gas could see new setback rules 5 workers injured in Jonah Field fire http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/5-workers-injured-jonah-field-fire <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Five workers were injured in a fire&nbsp;that broke out around 10:15 Friday morning&nbsp;at an </span>Encana<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> facility in the Jonah Field near </span>Pinedale<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“We do know that some welding work was being conducted on some condensate tanks," company spokesperson Doug Hock says. "This was a battery of half a dozen tanks. However, the exact reason for the fire is not known at this time.”</span></p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 20:02:26 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 50295 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org 5 workers injured in Jonah Field fire Court hears challenge to fracking chemical trade secret exemption http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/court-hears-challenge-fracking-chemical-trade-secret-exemption <div></div><p>The Wyoming Supreme Court heard a case Wednesday challenging the state’s process for exempting fracking chemicals from public disclosure. Wyoming was the first state in the nation to adopt a disclosure law, but it included what some say is a massive loophole: companies can petition for what’s called a trade secret exemption. They’ve done that more than a hundred times since the law went into effect in 2010.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:02:51 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 50231 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Court hears challenge to fracking chemical trade secret exemption Wyoming adopts baseline testing rule http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-adopts-baseline-testing-rule <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"></div><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">On Tuesday, Wyoming joined the growing list of states that will require groundwater testing at oil and gas wells before and after drilling occurs.&nbsp;</div><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</div><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Com Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:44:04 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 49825 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming adopts baseline testing rule Oil industry faces mounting wastewater challenge http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/oil-industry-faces-mounting-wastewater-challenge <p>Disposing of oil&rsquo;s biggest byproduct is going to be a challenge for Wyoming in coming years. That was the takeaway from a panel discussion Wednesday about water use and energy development.</p><p></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:01:53 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 48502 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Oil industry faces mounting wastewater challenge 'Gasland 2,' a documentary about fracking issues, premiers this weekend http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/gasland-2-documentary-about-fracking-issues-premiers-weekend <p>‘Gasland 2’, a sequel to the 2010 documentary ‘Gasland,’ premiers this weekend in New York City. The original film focused on land owners alleging that oil and gas development on their land contaminated their water sources. The movie is thought to have brought the terms ‘fracking’ into the mainstream. The films’ director, Josh Fox, says the sequel investigates how government and regulatory agencies have dealt with what affected land owners say is contamination by industry.</p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 23:40:35 +0000 Irina Zhorov 39585 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org 'Gasland 2,' a documentary about fracking issues, premiers this weekend Environmental group calls for groundwater protection measures http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/environmental-group-calls-groundwater-protection-measures <p>The Powder River Basin Resource Council has drawn up a list of recommendations to protect groundwater resources during energy production.</p><p>The group’s Jill Morrison says they want the state to document how much water is available in aquifers, and to limit how much water can be used for oil and gas production in certain areas where water resources are scarce.</p><p>“Because we know, for example, in the Powder River Basin, we’ve really drawn down our main aquifer that supplies domestic use … through the coalbed methane development,” Morrison said.</p><p></p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 14:57:00 +0000 Willow Belden 35326 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Environmental group calls for groundwater protection measures OSHA proposes flame-resistant clothing requirement near rigs http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/osha-proposes-flame-resistant-clothing-requirement-near-rigs <p>The Wyoming Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing a rule that would require workers to wear flame-resistant clothing within 75 feet of an oil and gas well bore.<br>&nbsp;<br>The agency is taking public comments on the proposal and will hold a public hearing on Oct. 5 in Casper.<br><br>John Robitaille, of the Petroleum Association of Wyoming, says industry would welcome the rule since many already follow it now.<br>&nbsp;<br>But Robitaille says some companies would rather use the special clothing on an as-needed basis.</p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 21:54:00 +0000 The Associated Press 28915 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org OSHA proposes flame-resistant clothing requirement near rigs Proposed Federal Fracking Rules Delayed http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/proposed-federal-fracking-rules-delayed <p>The Department of Interior has authorized a 60 day extension of the comment period for the Bureau of Land Management&rsquo;s proposed hydraulic fracturing regulations, following concerns from the oil and gas industry. The rules would call for companies that use fracking to disclose the chemicals they use, and address waste water and drilling issues.</p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 00:13:52 +0000 Madison Williams 26066 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Proposed Federal Fracking Rules Delayed Work underway to plug gas leak near Douglas http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/work-underway-plug-gas-leak-near-douglas <p>The Wyoming Oil and Gas Commission says that workers from Chesapeake energy are making progress in trying to control a gas leak near Douglas.&nbsp; Commission Supervisor Tom Doll says that efforts will continue through the weekend.</p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 22:07:49 +0000 Irina Zhorov 23246 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Work underway to plug gas leak near Douglas Douglas Gas Leak Still Uncontained http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/douglas-gas-leak-still-uncontained <p>A Tuesday oil rig accident northeast of Douglas continues to spew gas into the atmosphere.</p><p>At last count, 50 of 67 residents volunteered to evacuate the surrounding area of the leak, staying in hotels paid for by the site&rsquo;s natural gas operator Chesapeake Energy.</p><p>No injuries have been reported.</p><p>Oil and gas commissioner Tom Doll says it&rsquo;s unclear how much gas has been lost.</p> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 18:06:39 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 23165 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Douglas Gas Leak Still Uncontained Gas prices continue to climb in Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/gas-prices-continue-climb-wyoming <p>Gas prices have risen quickly in Wyoming over the past month in keeping with national trends.</p><p>The average statewide cost reached $3.61 per gallon this week. That&rsquo;s almost a 47-cent increase from a month ago, according to GasBuddy.com, a company that tracks prices at gas stations across the U.S. and Canada.</p><p>Wyoming&rsquo;s average gasoline cost is still $.28 cheaper than the national average.</p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 17:06:28 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 22253 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Gas prices continue to climb in Wyoming Report tracks oil, gas drilling in Rockies http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/report-tracks-oil-gas-drilling-rockies <p>A new report tracks the amount of oil and gas drilling that&rsquo;s gone on over the past 10 years in different counties across the Rocky Mountains.</p><p>Julia Haggerty, one of the authors of the report, says the pace and scale of drilling has a profound effect on local communities &ndash; not only during the height of a boom, but in the time right before and after. Haggerty says more research needs to be done on how counties rebound after a bust.</p> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 14:26:26 +0000 Willow Belden 20185 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Report tracks oil, gas drilling in Rockies Oil and gas jobs up in 2011 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/oil-and-gas-jobs-2011 <p>Oil and gas jobs in Wyoming rose sharply in 2011, according to the state Economic Analysis Division.</p><p>There were more than 18,000 drilling, mining and support jobs in Wyoming as of November. That&rsquo;s almost 3,000 more than a year before.</p><p>State Senior Economist Jim Robinson says these jobs are a subsector of the mining industry, and this growth is a sign of a thriving energy industry.</p> Mon, 02 Jan 2012 14:16:01 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 17410 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Oil and gas jobs up in 2011