More Than $11 Million Earmarked For Wyoming Oil, Mineral Projects
An influential panel of Wyoming's Energy Matching Funds program wants to spend more than $11 million to evaluate two projects that could help energize electric vehicles and squeeze more oil out of the ground.
Pat MaioFebruary 29, 2024
Wyoming Likely To See Billions Of Dollars In Wind Projects Built In Next Few Years
Wind projects costing billions of dollars that expect to produce thousands of megawatts of wind power are in the pipeline to be built in Wyoming. But predicting when they could be connected to the electric grid is much more difficult to predict.
Pat MaioFebruary 27, 2024
Federal Coal Leasing In Wyoming Expected To Draw Lukewarm Interest This Year
The moratorium on federal coal leasing in Wyoming's Powder River Basin has been lifted, but experts don't expect a bidding rush until after the Nov. 5 presidential election.
Pat MaioFebruary 23, 2024
Appeals Court Ruling Lifts Moratorium On Wyoming’s Federal Coal Leases
A longstanding federal moratorium on coal leases was lifted Wednesday in a move hailed by the Wyoming Mining Association, which call on the BLM to "now actually do its job and let Wyoming producers lease federal coal again."
Pat MaioFebruary 22, 2024
Effort to Build Out EV Charging Stations In Wyoming Struggling to Find Traction
The Wyoming Department of Transportation wants to jump-start its program to build out a network of electric vehicle charging stations with federal money, but the effort can’t seem to find much traction.
Pat MaioFebruary 19, 2024
As Production Slows, Arch Considers Sale of Wyoming Coal Mines
The potential sale of thermal coal assets by Arch Resources isn't the first time the St. Louis company has talked about getting rid of its thermal coal assets in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin, which continue to struggle with production.
Pat MaioFebruary 16, 2024
Committee Considers How To Recover Rates For Electricity Shipped Out Of State
A Senate panel is considering a proposal to define recovery of costs that do not benefit ratepayers in Wyoming — especially those coming from wind and solar farms where power sometimes gets shipped out of state.
Pat MaioFebruary 14, 2024
Gillette, Wyoming Makes Pitch To Become Hub To Build Tiny Nuclear Plants
Gillette Mayor Shay Lundvall has a vision for the coal-rich Powder River Basin in northeast Wyoming: Bring a components manufacturer and assembly factory together to build tiny nuclear power plants.
Pat MaioFebruary 12, 2024
World's Foremost Authority On Solar Sheep Advising Wyoming $500 Million Solar Farm
No one knows more about about solar panels and how they affect grazing sheep than Oregon State professor Chad Higgins. Considered the world's foremost authority in agrivoltaics, he's helping a $500 million solar farm project near Glenrock.
Pat MaioFebruary 09, 2024
Despite Tornado, Peabody Ships Most Fourth Quarter Coal In Four Years
Peabody’s Powder River Basin mines shipped 23.6 million tons of coal in the fourth quarter of 2023, the highest quarterly volume since 2019 despite recovery efforts from a tornado that hit its flagship mine.
Pat MaioFebruary 08, 2024
Wyoming Treasurer Wants To Know How Atlas Carbon Spent $15 Million Loan
Wyoming Treasurer Curt Meier said he is heading up to Gillette to get a firsthand look at what Atlas Carbon did with the state’s loan money and to review the books to see if the state’s investment is salvageable.
Pat MaioFebruary 08, 2024
Hageman Wants To Give Local Control Of 99-Year-Old Wyoming Hydro Plant
Rep. Hageman’s proposal to transfer ownership of a shuttered 99-year-old Wyoming Bureau of Reclamation hydro power plant to the Midvale Irrigation District in Fremont County passed the U.S. House on Wednesday.
Pat MaioFebruary 07, 2024