Petroleum Association of Wyoming

CASPER – As Wyoming’s next federal oil and gas lease sale nears, officials are figuring out how, exactly, to accommodate a Congressional mandate to tie leasing to renewables.  A provision in the Inflation Reduction Act passed this summer restricts the ability of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)...
BUFFALO – An influx of federal dollars to the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission could mean that 162 orphan oil and gas wells in Johnson County are eventually plugged and reclaimed. The commission was awarded $25 million that will go toward plugging and reclaiming orphan wells as well as...
CASPER —Wyoming’s oil and gas industry will not appeal a federal judge’s ruling this summer that the federal government legally paused new oil and gas leasing during the first quarter of 2021.  U.S. District Judge Scott W. Skavdahl sided with the Biden administration and several environmental...
CASPER — As persistently high natural gas prices renew a dispute between environmental and industry groups over conservation practices at oil and gas wells, there remains little overlap on how losses of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, should be regulated.  Wells that produce often also produce...
CASPER — At least one industry group will appeal last week’s court order upholding the federal government’s right to postpone oil and gas leasing until it finishes evaluating the sales’ environmental impacts.  U.S. District Judge Scott W. Skavdahl of Wyoming ruled Friday that the Department of the...
CASPER  — The Biden administration legally postponed the oil and gas lease sales scheduled for the first quarter of 2021, a federal judge ruled Friday, in a blow to Wyoming and oil and gas industry groups.  U.S. District Judge Scott W. Skavdahl of Wyoming determined that the first-quarter delays “...
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...

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