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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

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
Utah Oil, Gas Lease Sale Nets $3M

Utah Oil, Gas Lease Sale Nets $3M

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Utah reported net proceeds of slightly more than $3 million from an oil and natural gas auction this month that drew bids on 96 of 105 parcels offered.

December 12, 2018
Forest Service Moves to Amend Sage Grouse Protection Plans

Forest Service Moves to Amend Sage Grouse Protection Plans

In another push to revise Obama administration environmental policies, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) on Friday issued a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) and amended land management plans covering sage grouse habitat in five western states including the Intermountain and Rocky Mountain regions.

October 8, 2018

BLM OKs 175-Well Natural Gas Project in Utah

ExxonMobil Corp. subsidiary XTO Energy Inc. on Thursday received a green light from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to pursue three-year-old plans for drilling up to 175 natural gas wells in the Uinta Basin of Utah.

September 28, 2018

Utah Gas Compressor Explosion Injures Two

An investigation is continuing into an explosion last Saturday that ripped through a natural gas compression facility in eastern Utah, injuring two workers and shutting down the plant.

July 31, 2018
BLM Proposes Cutting Restrictions on Oil, Gas Leasing in Sage Grouse Habitat

BLM Proposes Cutting Restrictions on Oil, Gas Leasing in Sage Grouse Habitat

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public comment about a proposal to reduce restrictions on oil and natural gas leasing in several western states with greater sage grouse habitat.

May 4, 2018

Colorado, Utah Considering Ways to Move Rockies Natural Gas Locally, Globally

State agencies in Colorado and Utah are partnering with Colorado Mesa University (CMU) on a $117,000 report to help the states promote both at home and abroad the natural gas produced in the Piceance and Uintah basins.

April 2, 2018
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