Petroleum Association of Wyoming

CASPER —Wyoming just wrapped up its most lucrative state oil and gas lease sale in three years. The first of three annual auctions generated $2,650,138, the biggest profit since before the pandemic, according to the Wyoming Office of State Lands and Investments.  That’s more than 10 times higher...
Russia’s attack on Ukraine — coupled with international calls to close off ties with the energy super-giant — threaten to push Wyoming’s fossil fuel-reliant economy toward even more volatile territory, according to state economists. Although President Joe Biden’s executive order Tuesday banning...
Committee approves bill returning some royalties to producers   By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Wyoming is one step closer to insulating its coal, oil and gas producers from future federal royalty increases. Friday’s debate over Senate File 84 continued in...
Taxes on drilling could rise   By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Taxes on oil and gas drilling on federal lands could go up for the first time in a century, the Department of the Interior said Friday.  On Jan. 27, President Joe Biden signed an executive...
Industry criticizes plan to tap oil reserves   By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — The federal government will pull oil from the country’s emergency stockpile in an effort to bring down stubbornly high fuel prices, the White House said Tuesday. Over the next...
Feds seek tighter methane rules   By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — After an Obama-era methane rule was repealed by the Trump administration, reinstated in court and then struck down for good last October, the federal government is once again tightening...
Uncertainty surrounds first lease sale since December   By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Scoping is over for the first oil and gas lease sale since December. After a federal judge ended the Biden administration’s indefinite pause on new oil and gas leasing...
Oil and gas lease sales set to resume next year   By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER – The Biden administration on Tuesday set an end date for its pause on federal oil and gas leasing. The first onshore lease sale since December will be held by early 2022. ...
Wyoming revenue outlook improves, state leaders still cautious   By Victoria Eavis and Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Wyoming’s current revenue is well ahead of where economists predicted it would be earlier this year, but that positive development could be...
Judge’s ruling spurs optimism   By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER –– Wyoming’s energy industry reacted with cautious optimism Wednesday to a court ruling blocking the Biden administration’s freeze on new oil and gas leasing on federal lands.  U.S. District...

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