Wyoming

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

Wyoming Absolves E&Ps of Impact on Pavillion’s Past Water Issues

Wyoming environmental regulators on Monday upheld a long-standing determination that exploration and production (E&P) activity was not the cause of drinking water contamination in the town of Pavillion, as federal regulators alleged more than a decade ago.

December 26, 2019

BLM Review of EOR Pipeline Corridor in Wyoming Underway

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has opened a year-long process on a proposal for an 1,150-mile statewide corridor that could lead to pipelines for carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS), as well as pipelines and facilities for enhanced oil recovery (EOR).

November 19, 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
Wyoming Oil, Gas Regulators Move to Clear Permitting Glut

Wyoming Oil, Gas Regulators Move to Clear Permitting Glut

The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (WOGCC) has approved a draft rule that would reduce the growing backlog of unconventional drilling permits.

July 11, 2019