Powder River Basin

CASPER —It’s been a good year for Wyoming coal.  The two major mining companies operating in the state — Arch Resources and Peabody Energy — both announced a second consecutive quarter of substantial profits.  Arch, which owns the Black Thunder Mine, reported net third-quarter income of $181...
CASPER — With the U.S. on the verge of its first national railroad strike in three decades, Wyoming’s biggest industries are preparing to suffer losses in the coming weeks.  The hope, for all parties, is to reach a deal that resolves stalled contract negotiations between the railroads and their...
LARAMIE —For decades, coal has been king for Wyoming’s economy and America’s energy production.  As political and economic climates continue to change toward more diverse electricity production and green energy, the Cowboy State also has become a leader in carbon research and evolution.  To that...
BUFFALO — This fall is a great time to be an elk hunter, according to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's 2022 hunt forecast. That's especially true for those who are willing to hunt antlerless elk. Elk populations are thriving statewide, according to previous Bulletin reporting.  In most hunt...
GILLETTE (WNE) — Ground will break soon on a new coal refinery demonstration project north of Gillette. The University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources, Atlas Carbon and Wood PLC will hold a groundbreaking ceremony in September to launch the project near Atlas Carbon. The site will be...
CASPER — The federal government must reevaluate the environmental impacts of coal mining on federal lands before it can issue new leases, a judge ruled Friday.  Just over a week after he ordered the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to revise its coal leasing allowances in the Powder River Basin for...
CASPER — Amid reports that a billion-barrel oil reserve had been discovered in central Wyoming, the company behind the find was quick to explain that it has not, in fact, doubled the known volume of recoverable oil in the state.  Canadian Overseas Petroleum Limited (COPL), an oil and gas company...
GILLETTE — Halfway through 2022, Powder River Basin mines have produced about half of the total amount of coal as last year, keeping up the pace of production despite struggling to get enough trains to maximize on the continued demand for thermal coal. The 12 Campbell County PRB mines combined to...
CASPER — The U.S. became the world’s biggest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) during the first half of 2022, the Energy Information Administration said Monday. Over those six months, the price of natural gas — which began the year unusually high — nearly tripled.  Natural gas is transported...
CHEYENNE — A state official testified Wednesday to the Select Natural Resource Management Committee and criticized delays in the most recent federal oil and gas lease sale. It was the first in the state in a year and a half.  “The bad news is the sale was 18 months late, was approximately 75%...

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