Encana http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en State Will Release Draft And Final Pavillion Reports http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/state-will-release-draft-and-final-pavillion-reports <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">The state says it will release both the draft and final versions of reports investigating water contamination in&nbsp;Pavillion. The clarification comes after landowners wrote a letter to Governor Matt Mead protesting the state’s plan to release the draft to Encana, the oil and gas company some accuse of polluting the water, before releasing it to the public.</span></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:26:05 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 61182 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org State Will Release Draft And Final Pavillion Reports Water Deliveries Begin To Pavillion http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/water-deliveries-begin-pavillion <p>A program to provide clean water to residents of Pavillion will get underway in the next week. The town has problems with contaminated well water, which some attribute to nearby oil and gas development. An investigation into the source of the contamination is ongoing, but the governor’s natural resources policy advisor, Jerimiah Rieman, says the state felt it had a responsibility to take action -- not only for residents’ health, but also their assets.<br /> Wed, 07 May 2014 00:24:14 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 57921 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Water Deliveries Begin To Pavillion Encana Sells Wyoming Natural Gas Field http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/encana-sells-wyoming-natural-gas-field <p></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:15:46 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 56130 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Encana Sells Wyoming Natural Gas Field Natural Gas Producers Savor Price Spike http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/natural-gas-producers-savor-price-spike <p>Natural gas prices hit a 5-year high this week in response to news that another bout of extreme cold weather will hit the Northeast and Midwest in coming days. Previous cold snaps this winter have led to record consumption of natural gas, which in turn has drawn down reserves. In response, prices have climbed more than 40 percent since the beginning of the year, reaching over $6 per million BTU Wednesday.</p><p></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 00:23:05 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 54321 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Natural Gas Producers Savor Price Spike Pavillion Cistern Program To Receive Money For Water Delivery http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/pavillion-cistern-program-receive-money-water-delivery <p>Governor Matt Mead is committing $400,000 dollars for water delivery to households with cisterns in the Pavillion area. Residents have long complained of unusable well water, which some blame on nearby natural gas development. The money is part of a grant from Encana Oil and Gas, which operates in the Pavillion gas field.</p><p>19 cisterns are currently being installed, with another 13 households signed up.</p><p>The Governor’s Natural Resources Policy Advisor, Jerimiah Rieman, says residents will meet later this week to discuss how to use the money.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 00:55:35 +0000 Irina Zhorov 53174 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Pavillion Cistern Program To Receive Money For Water Delivery 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 Encana breaks ground on water treatment facility http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/encana-breaks-ground-water-treatment-facility <p>Encana broke ground today on a&nbsp;treatment facility for produced water -- the contaminated water that's pulled up along with oil in the drilling process. The Neptune Water Treatment Facility will sit outside of Casper and serve the Moneta Divide field, which currently has about 300 wells but could eventually have more than 4-thousand. The facility will treat some of the produced water from current wells. A controversial plan to inject wastewater into the Madison Aquifer is another water disposal method Encana plans to use in the field.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 00:17:37 +0000 Irina Zhorov 49522 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Encana breaks ground on water treatment facility Study outlines risks of injecting waste into aquifer http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/study-outlines-risks-injecting-waste-aquifer <p>A study found that if wastewater were injected into a deep portion of the Madison Aquifer, it could potentially contaminate drinking water supplies in other areas.</p><p></p><p>Encana Oil and Gas has asked for permission to dispose of brine and drilling waste in the aquifer. The company says it would inject the waste into an area where water quality is already poor and which is so deep that it would be an impractical source for drinking water, regardless.</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 22:55:19 +0000 Willow Belden 42908 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Study outlines risks of injecting waste into aquifer Landowners upset over EPA’s handover of water study in Pavillion http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/landowners-upset-over-epa-s-handover-water-study-pavillion <p>Landowners in Wyoming are upset that the Environmental Protection Agency is relinquishing its role in a study that could link hydraulic fracturing with groundwater pollution.</p><p></p><p>The State of Wyoming is taking over an investigation of water quality in Pavillion, from the EPA. Encana Oil and Gas has natural gas wells in the area…and the EPA started testing water wells there after residents complained that the water was becoming polluted. The agency released a draft report in 2011, which tentatively linked the contamination to fracking.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 22:05:19 +0000 Irina Zhorov 42652 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Landowners upset over EPA’s handover of water study in Pavillion Delays with the Moneta Divide EIS frustrate supporters http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/delays-moneta-divide-eis-frustrate-supporters <p></p><p>Encana’s Moneta Divide Natural Gas and Oil Development Project outside of Casper is still waiting for an Environmental Impact Statement, but it is slated to receive a record of decision in 2016. The proposed four thousand well development has brought up questions surrounding water management and air quality. But at the legislature’s Joint Mineral, Business, and Economic Development Interim Committee meeting yesterday, Natrona County Commissioner Rob Hendry said he wants the project to go ahead. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 15 May 2013 14:12:42 +0000 Irina Zhorov 40806 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Delays with the Moneta Divide EIS frustrate supporters Encana needs to satisfy EPA's concerns before injecting into Madison aquifer http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/encana-needs-satisfy-epas-concerns-injecting-madison-aquifer <p>The Environmental Protection Agency is asking for more information from Encana Oil and Gas before signing off on the company’s request for an aquifer exemption. Encana wants to pump waste water into the Madison Aquifer from their oil and gas field in the Moneta Divide. The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has already approved the request, but the EPA says the modeling of the plume that Encana did is too broad and the agency wants more information about why, according to Encana, the relatively clean water can’t be used for other purposes .</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 21:26:05 +0000 Irina Zhorov 39218 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Encana needs to satisfy EPA's concerns before injecting into Madison aquifer EPA hesitates to allow waste water disposal in Madison Aquifer http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/epa-hesitates-allow-waste-water-disposal-madison-aquifer <p>The Environmental Protection Agency is asking for more information from Encana before it okays an aquifer exemption allowing the company to pump waste water into the Madison aquifer near Casper.</p><p></p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 21:56:55 +0000 Irina Zhorov 39106 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org EPA hesitates to allow waste water disposal in Madison Aquifer Encana allowed to pump wastewater into aquifer http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/encana-allowed-pump-wastewater-aquifer-0 <p>During its hearing today/Tuesday, the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission reaffirmed its earlier decision to grant Encana an exemption that permits them to pump produced water deep into the Madison aquifer. The injection well is located about 60 miles west of Casper.</p><p>The oil and gas development company asked for the exemption based on the Commission’s economic and technological impracticality criteria…which grants an exemption based on the idea that it’s impractical to use the aquifer for drinking water anyway.</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 00:42:54 +0000 Irina Zhorov 37903 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Encana allowed to pump wastewater into aquifer Encana allowed to pump wastewater into aquifer http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/encana-allowed-pump-wastewater-aquifer <p>During its hearing today/Tuesday, the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission reaffirmed its earlier decision to grant Encana an exemption that permits them to pump produced water deep into the Madison aquifer. The injection well is located about 60 miles west of Casper.</p><p>The oil and gas development company asked for the exemption based on the Commission’s economic and technological impracticality criteria…which grants an exemption based on the idea that it’s impractical to use the aquifer for drinking water anyway.</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 00:42:52 +0000 Irina Zhorov 37902 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Encana allowed to pump wastewater into aquifer Padlock Ranch in Ranchester wins sustainability award http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/padlock-ranch-ranchester-wins-sustainability-award <p>The Padlock Ranch in Sheridan County is being recognized for using sustainable management practices.<br>&nbsp;</p><p>The Wyoming Stock Growers Association and the Sand County Foundation have chosen the 500,000-acre cattle ranch to receive the 2013 Leopold Conservation Award.<br>&nbsp;</p><p>Padlock Ranch COO Trey Patterson says the ranch’s owners, the Scott family, are conservation minded. Patterson says that’s why they rotate the areas where cattle graze to allow grass to recover.<br>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 00:39:52 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 36767 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Padlock Ranch in Ranchester wins sustainability award Judge tosses Encana lawsuit http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/judge-tosses-encana-lawsuit <p>A federal judge has tossed out a lawsuit<br />that Encana Oil and Gas filed against a tribal judge on the Wind<br />River Indian Reservation.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Judge Alan B. Johnson of Cheyenne last week dismissed Encana&#39;s<br />lawsuit against John St. Clair, the chief judge of the Shoshone and<br />Arapaho Tribal Court.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Encana sued St. Clair in February claiming the tribal court had<br />no jurisdiction over the company. The lawsuit followed St. Clair&#39;s<br />ruling that Encana must answer a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Wed, 25 Apr 2012 00:43:15 +0000 Associated Press 23065 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Judge tosses Encana lawsuit Encana Asks EPA To Suspend Public Comment http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/encana-asks-epa-suspend-public-comment <p>Encana Oil and Gas says the Environmental Protection Agency is moving too fast with its draft analysis of ground water contamination in the town of Pavillion, and has asked the EPA to suspend the public comment period.</p><p>In a letter dated January 6<sup>th</sup>, Encana oil and gas asked the EPA to suspend the public comment period until the agency’s plans were better explained and additional critical data could be disseminated.</p> Tue, 10 Jan 2012 00:38:22 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 17820 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Encana Asks EPA To Suspend Public Comment Encana Responds To EPA http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/encana-responds-epa <p>Canadian energy corporation Encana says “the EPA made critical mistakes and misjudgments” when it released a draft report linking water contamination in the town of Pavillion to hydraulic fracturing.</p><p>Earlier this month, the EPA released a draft report on their three year water contamination investigation… indicating that ground water in the aquifer contains compounds that are “likely associated with gas production practices, including hydraulic fracturing.”</p> Wed, 21 Dec 2011 01:42:33 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 16858 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Encana Responds To EPA Sale of gas properties near Pavillion cancelled http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/sale-gas-properties-near-pavillion-cancelled <p>In early November, a Texas-based company called Legacy Reserves LP announced that it would purchase oil and gas properties in Fremont County: primarily properties owned by Encana in the Pavillion area. Late last week, Legacy Reserves pulled out of the deal.</p> Tue, 29 Nov 2011 01:38:16 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 15693 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Sale of gas properties near Pavillion cancelled EPA releases new Pavillion data http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/epa-releases-new-pavillion-data <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>In 2008 the Environmental Protection Agency launched an investigation in the Pavillion area after residents complained of health problems and changes in the odor, taste and color of their well water. Last night, the EPA released new data from deep monitoring wells in the area.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 10 Nov 2011 23:55:28 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 15164 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org EPA releases new Pavillion data Mead: Pavillion contamination is concerning, but sale of Encana gas properties isn't http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/mead-pavillion-contamination-concerning-sale-encana-gas-properties-isnt-0 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Over the years, Pavillion residents have complained about health problems, which they blame on oil and gas development in the area. Governor Matt Mead says he's keeping an eye on what happens at a public meeting over the situation tonight.</p> Thu, 10 Nov 2011 23:53:47 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 15163 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Mead: Pavillion contamination is concerning, but sale of Encana gas properties isn't Mead: Pavillion contamination is concerning, but sale of Encana gas properties isn't http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/mead-pavillion-contamination-concerning-sale-encana-gas-properties-isnt <p>Over the years, Pavillion residents have complained about health problems, which they blame on oil and gas development in the area. Governor Matt Mead says he&#39;s keeping an eye on what happens at a public meeting over the situation tonight.<br /> Thu, 10 Nov 2011 01:55:31 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 15135 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Mead: Pavillion contamination is concerning, but sale of Encana gas properties isn't Pavillion residents fear Encana could shirk cleanup duties through land sale http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/pavillion-residents-fear-encana-could-shirk-cleanup-duties-through-land-sale <p>Residents of the town of Pavillion say a company called Legacy Reserves LP has entered an agreement to purchase natural gas properties in the area from the current owner, Encana.&nbsp;</p><p>Representatives from Legacy Reserves did not return calls to confirm the sale, but according to their website,&nbsp; the Midland, Texas-based company will purchase several properties in Freemont County, where Pavillion is located, for 45-million dollars.</p> Sat, 05 Nov 2011 01:07:49 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 15065 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org