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Four Rocky Mountain States Proposing Regional Hydrogen Hub

Four Rocky Mountain States Proposing Regional Hydrogen Hub

Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming may develop a regional hydrogen hub using a portion of $8 billion in funds from the Department of Energy (DOE).  The states signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in February to potentially develop the Western Inter-State Hydrogen Hub (WISHH). The states also noted in the MOU they would apply…

March 8, 2022
Activity Rises in Permian, Eagle Ford as U.S. Rig Count Climbs on Oil Drilling

Activity Rises in Permian, Eagle Ford as U.S. Rig Count Climbs on Oil Drilling

Increased activity in the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale helped push the U.S. rig count nine units higher to 512 during the week ended Friday (Sept. 17), according to the latest data from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). A 10-rig increase in oil-directed drilling offset a one-rig decline in natural gas-directed rigs in the United…

September 17, 2021
Wyoming Groups Aiming to Speed Up Resumption of Federal Oil, Natural Gas Leasing

Wyoming Groups Aiming to Speed Up Resumption of Federal Oil, Natural Gas Leasing

Wyoming’s two main oil and gas trade groups are seeking to expedite the resumption of oil and gas leases on federal property by the Department of the Interior (DOI). In a merits brief filed Aug. 30 in Wyoming District Court, the Western Energy Alliance and the Petroleum Association of Wyoming (PAW) allege that DOI is…

September 8, 2021
Hydrogen-Natural Gas Plant Tracking to Bloom in Utah Desert

Hydrogen-Natural Gas Plant Tracking to Bloom in Utah Desert

A project to transform a public sector coal-fired power plant in Delta, UT, into a combination hydrogen-natural gas generation facility that would move power to Los Angeles is being heralded as a breakthrough. Utah’s Intermountain Power Agency (IPA), which serves 21 municipal power utilities, contracted Mitsubishi-Hitachi Power Systems to build a gas turbine system to…

October 5, 2020
Oxy Takes $1.3B for Western Properties, Propels Permian Carbon Capture Project Forward

Oxy Takes $1.3B for Western Properties, Propels Permian Carbon Capture Project Forward

Occidental Petroleum Corp. on Wednesday padded its bottom line with a big deal to sell a bundle of western properties, while boosting another venture to develop a massive carbon capture facility in its No. 1 Lower 48 play, the Permian Basin. The Houston-based independent, better known as Oxy, agreed to sell some Colorado, Utah and…

August 20, 2020
BLM’s Utah Auction in March to Offer 25 Oil, Gas Leasing Parcels

BLM’s Utah Auction in March to Offer 25 Oil, Gas Leasing Parcels

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) said Tuesday it is seeking public comment for a proposed quarterly oil and gas lease sale in March for Utah’s Green River District.

December 4, 2019

Opposition Growing for Los Angeles Natural Gas-Fired Power Plant

Plans by the city of Los Angeles to develop an 845 MW natural gas-fired power plant to replace a coal generation unit in Utah are facing increasing public opposition.

November 21, 2019

Rolling Rock Inks Farm-Out Deal on Uinta Assets

Utah pure-play Rolling Rock Resources LLC, a subsidiary of Calgary-based Fortem Resource Inc., has inked a deal to farm out a portion of its leasehold in the Mancos formation in Grand County, UT, with an undisclosed party.

September 25, 2019
Judge Denies Enviro Request to Halt Wyoming Drilling, with Warning to BLM

Judge Denies Enviro Request to Halt Wyoming Drilling, with Warning to BLM

A federal judge has denied a motion by two environmental groups to enforce a remand order that would have halted oil and gas drilling on thousands of acres in Wyoming, with a warning to officials at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) that the court will not hesitate to issue such an order if they do not meet their regulatory obligations.

July 22, 2019
BLM Suspends Utah Oil, Gas Leases to Reconsider Enviro Review

BLM Suspends Utah Oil, Gas Leases to Reconsider Enviro Review

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for the second time in a few months has agreed to suspend leases auctioned for oil and natural gas development to reconsider the environmental review and examine possible impacts on climate change.

June 27, 2019
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