Wyoming

Federal Judge Chides BLM for ‘Sloppy’ Climate Review of Wyoming Oil, Gas Leases

Federal Judge Chides BLM for ‘Sloppy’ Climate Review of Wyoming Oil, Gas Leases

A federal district judge has again sent the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) back to the drawing board on an environmental review of oil and gas leasing in Wyoming, citing inadequate consideration of climate change impacts. In a ruling filed late last week, Judge Rudolph Contreras of the U.S. District Court for the…

November 16, 2020
E&Ps Doubling Up Federal Land Permit Requests, Possibly in Anticipation of Biden Win

E&Ps Doubling Up Federal Land Permit Requests, Possibly in Anticipation of Biden Win

U.S. oil and gas permitting on federal lands jumped 8% in September from August, with Texas operators posting the largest increase since March, according to a monthly tally by Evercore ISI. The firm every month compiles permit data from federal and state sources, which provides a bird’s eye view of where drilling by exploration and…

October 15, 2020
MPLX Testing Crude Transportation Capacity to Utah from Wyoming

MPLX Testing Crude Transportation Capacity to Utah from Wyoming

MPLX LP is gauging shipper interest in 11,000 b/d of incremental firm priority crude transport capacity from Wyoming to Utah. The open season, which runs through noon on Oct. 23, is for an expansion of the SLC Core Pipeline system and would move Denver-Julesburg Basin crude from Fort Laramie Station, WY, to Wahsatch Station, UT.…

September 24, 2020
Ultra Emerges as a Private Wyoming Natural Gas Explorer with New Brand

Ultra Emerges as a Private Wyoming Natural Gas Explorer with New Brand

Long-time Lower 48 natural gas producer Ultra Petroleum Corp. has emerged from Chapter 11 with a new name and as a private operator, still focused on Wyoming prospects. The Englewood, CO-based producer in May filed for Chapter 11 protection for the second time in four years to eliminate debt exacerbated by low prices and stinging…

September 17, 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
Aethon Energy, Burlington Resources Get Green Light to Develop 4,250 Wells as Part of Moneta Divide Project

Aethon Energy, Burlington Resources Get Green Light to Develop 4,250 Wells as Part of Moneta Divide Project

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) said it approved the development of up to 4,250 oil and gas wells for the Moneta Divide Project in Wyoming. The project stretches across more than 327,000 acres of mostly public lands. Aethon Energy Management and Burlington Resources Oil and Gas Company LP proposed…

August 10, 2020
Wyoming’s Declining Fossil Fuel Revenue Contributes to $1B Budget Deficit

Wyoming’s Declining Fossil Fuel Revenue Contributes to $1B Budget Deficit

Facing a $1 billion budget deficit in part linked to a decline in revenue from the energy sector, Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon has ordered a 10% budget cut across the board. Given the budget challenges from the coronavirus and the economic slowdown, “the quicker we act, the greater ability the state will have to minimize…

July 15, 2020
Wyoming Governor to Fight for Protecting Natural Gas, Oil and Coal Development

Wyoming Governor to Fight for Protecting Natural Gas, Oil and Coal Development

Recognizing carbon sequestration needs to be part of the mix, Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon on Monday pledged to continue advocating for the natural gas, oil and coal industries while pushing back against anti-fossil fuel advocates he called “myopic.”

February 11, 2020

Wyoming Governor’s Budget Proposal Looks to Low Carbon Options

In a state where natural resources are the major economic drivers, Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon on Tuesday revealed that his austere budget priorities will emphasize the reality of low- and zero-carbon energy options.

January 15, 2020

Wyoming Firm Plans to Repurpose Produced Water from Energy Operations for Farmlands

With the intention of being the nation’s first midstream energy-agriculture company, a privately held Wyoming company on Monday obtained permits to use produced water from oil and natural gas operations on the state’s agricultural lands.

January 14, 2020
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