All Posts Tagged With: "Wyoming coal industry"
The new policy calls for the Cowboy State to maintain its position as the top energy-exporting state while preserving its wild, scenic and pristine landscapes. Mead’s report outlines four priorities: Economic competitiveness, efficient regulation, natural resource conservation and developing new technologies.15May2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Developed as a component of the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative, this publication compiles coal, including coalbed methane, and wind resources data in southwestern Wyoming. It adds maps and information on electrical energy sources in southwestern Wyoming to previously published maps of oil and gas development for
the entire state.
The county is solidly Republican and you’ll never hear a syllable of disregard concerning guns or property rights from any politician. However, when challenges arise, the county doesn’t seem to have much trouble asking for advice, even if it comes from, you know, the outside.19Mar2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Lawmakers have been working under the assumption that
the proposed change would be revenue-neutral. However,
the Wyoming Department of Revenue estimated the change would cost the state more than $14 million in lost taxes through the 2015 fiscal year.
Saying the bid was below the reserves’ estimated fair market value, the agency nixed the offer from a subsidiary of St. Louis-based Peabody Energy Corp. of $362 million for slightly more than 400 million tons of Powder River Basin coal reserves.1Mar2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
At issue is whether the utility will be allowed to extend the life of the 700-megawatt plant near Kemmerer with upgrades, whose cost will eventually get passed on to consumers, to make sure the plant meets greenhouse gas emissions standards.20Feb2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The most optimistic projections describe an abundant domestic energy source that will create enormous numbers of jobs and lead to cleaner skies. Nationwide, the electricity generated by gas-fired plants has risen by more than 50 percent over the last decade, while coal-fired generation has declined slightly.16Jan2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Thanks to Arch Coal’s successful $300 million bid in the Powder River Basin earlier this month,the state’s share of lease revenue jumped to $2.08 billion. What’s more, the lease of the federally-owned coal by an Arch subsidiary came out to $1.35 per mineable ton, a new state record.29Dec2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Since taking office nearly three years ago, it has restricted coal-mining waste from being dumped into streams and imposed new pollution controls on coal-fired power plants. But on the fundamental question of whether the government should halt federal leasing, Obama’s answer has been: not yet.26Dec2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
“As we convert more coal to natural gas across the Western Interconnection, it is going to have… big impacts on the natural gas sector in terms of supply, storage, and frankly,
gas pipeline infrastructure.”
Their effort is directed at the potential expansion of a mine served by both the Union Pacific and BNSF Railway, and from which comes fuel for the Laramie River Station, a generating plant that is owned in part by Lincoln Electric System.12Dec2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Coal — one of Wyoming’s powerhouse economic drivers — is likely to continue to lose its share of the U.S. utility market to natural gas due in large part to huge operational successes in tapping shale gas reserves, a phenomenon that has changed geopolitics and the world energy picture.30Nov2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued