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Wyoming Report: Pavillion Gas Wells Properly Drilled; More Study Needed

Natural gas wells in the Pavillion Gas Field were properly drilled and maintained, but more study is needed to prove if energy operations contaminated drinking water in the region, according to a draft report released by Wyoming regulators Wednesday.

8Aug2014 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Beyond the Niobrara

If the Niobrara is the lead singer of Wyoming’s band of oil producing rock, the Codell and Sussex formations are the bassist and drummer, steadily lifting the state up the charts from their positions in the background.

4Aug2014 | | 0 comments | Continued
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As Ballot Deadline Looms, A Muddied Debate Over Colo. Fracking

Gov. John Hickenlooper had hoped to pass legislation that would stave off some of the ballot measures, but those efforts stalled mid-July. And lately, many Coloradans who don’t normally think about energy are being deluged with messages by groups with very different agendas.

4Aug2014 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Study: Oil and Natural Gas Uses Small Proportion of Western Water

The study, conducted by Golder Associates, a global engineering and environmental consultancy, shows oil and natural gas activities use markedly less water than agricultural, municipal, recreational, and other industrial activities.

30Jul2014 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Black Bison Completes Third Acquisition of a Salt Water Disposal Property

The provider of services for the disposal of flowback and produced water generated from oil and gas-producing wells, announced that it has closed its acquisition of a salt water disposal (SWD) facility (the “Garner Lake Facility”) from Quality Environmental Technologies located near Gillette, Wyoming in the Powder River Basin.

30Jul2014 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Will a Wyoming Strategy to Save the Sage Grouse Work?

Next year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will decide whether or not to list the sage grouse as an endangered species. It has the potential to be a watershed moment, and not just for the bird, whose numbers have been in steady decline for a half-century.

30Jul2014 | | 0 comments | Continued
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High Plains Gas Presents Plans to Restart CBM Wells in Powder River Basin

A number of idle coalbed methane (CBM) wells in the Powder River Basin could be restarted as parts of plans drawn up by High Plains Gas. The Sheridan-based CBM company has presented Wyoming state officials with plans to reactivate the idle CBM wells.

18Jul2014 | | 0 comments | Continued
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WYOGCC Approves Microbes Process to Convert Coal into Methane in Wyoming

A novel technique for extracting methane from hard to reach coal deposits is set to be applied at a project site in Wyoming. Technology from Ciris Energy, which focuses on the microbial bioconversion of carbon has been approved by the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality for deployment

18Jul2014 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Oil and Gas Help Drive State Economy

State economist Jim Robinson points to the modest rebound in natural gas prices and the increased number of oil and gas drilling permit applications as a jobs creator. Wyoming’s oil and gas industry currently provides 17,100 jobs, 400 more jobs than in May 2013.

8Jul2014 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Wyoming’s Largest Railroads Shipped More Crude Oil, Natural Gas and Gasoline in 2013

Much of the oil, natural gas and gasoline traveling by train in Wyoming was hauled by the Union Pacific, and the vast majority originated outside the state.

2Jul2014 | | 0 comments | Continued
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As The Energy Boom Goes Urban, Wyoming Now Faces Many Of Colorado’s Challenges

Although Wyoming has a long history with oil and gas, it’s almost always been in rural areas. A boom in Laramie County would change that and some say the state is ill-prepared to deal with the issues that arise when communities bump up against drilling.

24Jun2014 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Arkose–Cantex Acquires Interest in Wyoming Oilfield

Cantex Energy Corp. announced today that it has entered a Letter of Intent to acquire a 60% Working Interest in the ESPY oil and gas field in Carbon County Wyoming from Thorofare Resources Inc.

23Jun2014 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Wyoming to Test for Same Groundwater Pollutants in Pavillion

State officials said Thursday that they intend to test the Pavillion area’s groundwater for nearly all the potential pollutants examined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in its study of the region’s water supplies.

14Jun2014 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Public Meetings Set for Massive Converse Oil
and Gas County Project

The project consists of drilling up to 5,000 new oil and gas wells on 1,500 well pads over a 10-year period. The BLM is preparing an environmental impact statement to analyze the impacts associated with the project.

24May2014 | | 0 comments | Continued