Wyoming

Spire’s Wyoming Natural Gas Storage Expansion Designed to Smooth Out Renewable Volatility

Spire’s Wyoming Natural Gas Storage Expansion Designed to Smooth Out Renewable Volatility

Against the backdrop of rising renewable electric generation and the need for more balancing mechanisms, Spire Energy Inc. is close to completing the first phase of a planned natural gas storage expansion near the Opal Hub in Wyoming. Spire Storage is working to expand capacity to 39 Bcf from 23 Bcf to meet growing demand…

November 21, 2022
Scaling DAC to ‘Megaton Levels’ Said Goal of Wyoming’s Project Bison CO2 Project

Scaling DAC to ‘Megaton Levels’ Said Goal of Wyoming’s Project Bison CO2 Project

Climate technology company CarbonCapture Inc., which develops direct air capture (DAC) systems, has set a goal with carbon storage developer Frontier Carbon Solutions to permanently remove 5 million metric tons/year of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) from Wyoming by 2030. The state was selected for the carbon sequestration project because of the “broad availability of renewable…

September 14, 2022
Court Rejects Industry, Wyoming Challenge to Biden Administration’s Oil, Gas Lease Pause

Court Rejects Industry, Wyoming Challenge to Biden Administration’s Oil, Gas Lease Pause

The Biden administration’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has broad authority to postpone oil and gas lease sales to address environmental concerns, a federal judge ruled in tossing one of several lawsuits filed by industry groups and GOP-led states. U.S. District Court Judge Scott Skavdahl of the District of Wyoming last Friday (Sept. 2) ruled…

September 7, 2022
ExxonMobil Gains First-of-Its-Kind Federal OK to Bury CO2 in Wyoming

ExxonMobil Gains First-of-Its-Kind Federal OK to Bury CO2 in Wyoming

ExxonMobil has been given the green light by federal officials to sequester carbon emissions deep underground in Wyoming, the first project of its kind to gain approval on federal lands. The Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approved the sequestration project in Lincoln and Sweetwater counties.  A carbon dioxide (CO2) disposal well pad…

August 29, 2022
Opal-to-Malin Ruby Natural Gas System Files for Chapter 11 to Alleviate Debt

Opal-to-Malin Ruby Natural Gas System Files for Chapter 11 to Alleviate Debt

Ruby Pipeline LLC, the 1.5 Bcf/d natural gas system that moves supply from Wyoming to Oregon, has filed for voluntary bankruptcy to reorganize and relieve its debt obligations. The 680-mile, 42-inch diameter system is jointly owned by Houston-based Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) and Pembina Pipeline Corp., based in Calgary. The Chapter 11 filing is “in…

April 1, 2022
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
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
Contango Snags ConocoPhillips’ Gassy Wind River Assets for $67M

Contango Snags ConocoPhillips’ Gassy Wind River Assets for $67M

U.S. independent Contango Oil & Gas Co. plans to boost its natural gas production by more than half later this year with the acquisition of ConocoPhillips’ conventional assets in Wyoming’s Wind River Basin for $67 million. The assets are estimated to have a net production run rate of about 78 MMcfe/d as of July 1.…

July 9, 2021
U.S. Natural Gas Rig Count Up Two as GOM Activity Rises

U.S. Natural Gas Rig Count Up Two as GOM Activity Rises

The U.S. natural gas rig count rose two units to finish at 101 during the week ended Friday, a week that also saw a notable uptick in drilling activity in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM), according to updated data from oilfield services provider Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Drilling gains in the United States for the…

July 9, 2021
Wyoming Looks to Boost Oil, Gas Jobs in Directing Funds to DUCs, P&A Projects

Wyoming Looks to Boost Oil, Gas Jobs in Directing Funds to DUCs, P&A Projects

Nearly nine months after Wyoming received $400 million from the first federal Covid-19 relief package, Gov. Mark Gordon plans to disperse the remaining $12 million to help complete oil and gas wells and get people back to work. The Energy Rebound Program (ERP), created last November to attract workers to the industry, provides business relief…

June 16, 2021
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